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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Feelings with Tuktu and Friends

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by (author) Nadia Sammurtok

illustrated by Ali Hinch

Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
May 2023
Native Canadian, Polar Regions, Deer, Moose & Caribou, Emotions & Feelings
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    May 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
  • Reading age: 0 to 3


Tuktu and his friends are exploring their feelings!

In this interactive book, children follow along as the animal characters experience different emotions, such as sad, happy, scared, and excited. As they go through the book, children are encouraged to talk about the feelings and practise making faces that express them.

About the authors

Nadia Sammurtok is an Inuit writer and educator originally from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Nadia is passionate about preserving the traditional Inuit lifestyle and Inuktitut language so that they may be enjoyed by future generations. Nadia currently lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, with her family.


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Ali Hinch has worked as a full-time illustrator in educational children’s literature since getting her degree in illustration from Sheridan College. She’s had the opportunity to work on a variety of unique projects outside of book illustration ranging from designing puppet concepts and assisting on set building to working with musicians and artists to design CDs and promotions. Currently living in Toronto, she spends a lot of time drinking iced coffee and making new dog friends.

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