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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

If You're Happy and You Know It

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by (author) Monica Ittusardjuat

illustrated by Ali Hinch

Publisher
Inhabit Education Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Nov 2021
Category
Native Canadian, Polar Regions, Imagination & Play, Deer, Moose & Caribou
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781774502440
    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
    List Price
    $14.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Tuktu and his friends are singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Join in and sing along!

In this interactive book, children can sing along and do the actions with the characters in the book. With interactive books, children are encouraged to actively participate in the stories they are listening to. Through directions or instructional text, children are encouraged to play, move, or make sounds along with the characters in the book.

About the authors

Monica Ittusardjuat was taken from her parents and sent to residential school at the age of seven, at a time when Inuit lived a subsistence way of life in winter camps and roamed around in spring and summer, following animals when they were plentiful. She went to three residential schools: Chesterfield Inlet, NWT (now Nunavut), for primary school, Churchill, Manitoba, for junior high, and St. Norbert, Manitoba, for high school. Monica graduated from McGill University in 1987. While teaching Community NTEP (Nunavut Teacher Education Program) in Nunavut, she earned her M.Ed. through the University of Prince Edward Island. She was the honour student for Baffin Island. She taught for many years in elementary schools, high schools, and teacher education programs, as well as in the Interpreter/Translator Program at Nunavut Arctic College. Monica tried to retire at the age of 60, but the habit of going to work was hard to break. She was the National Inuit Language Coordinator at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami from 2016 to 2018 and is now Senior Inuktitut Editor at Inhabit Education, which she describes as her dream job.

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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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