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Children's Fiction Lgbt

Noodin's Perfect Day

by (author) Ansley Simpson

illustrated by Rhael McGregor

Flamingo Rampant
Initial publish date
Mar 2022
LGBT, City & Town Life, Native Canadian, Stepfamilies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2022
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


When Noodin's perfect day is interrupted, they decide to strike out for adventure instead - spending the day with their human, animal, and tree cousins in the city. But will Noodin ever get the pancakes they're craving? Come along and find out!

About the authors

Ansley Simpson is a Toronto-based Anishinaabe musician known for her poetic lyrics, deeply moving vocal-only performances, and dream-like arrangements. Nominated for two 2018 Indigenous Music Awards and winner of “Best New Artist”, her debut album Breakwall is a gentle, powerful collection of songs that showcase her lilting vocals, clear melodic sensibility, and intricate guitar playing to moving effect. She is a natural performer, holding audiences spellbound with story-telling embedded both in and out of her songs. Moving beyond the world of songwriting into composition, Ansley created the original score for Tanya Talaga’s recent documentary film Spirit to Soar. Ansley’s sophomore album, She Fell from the Sky an 11 track journey to Indigenous reclamation is coming out 2021 on Gizhiiwe.


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Rhael McGregor is a queer Métis, NonBinary/Two-Spirit artist and animator living in Toronto, Ontario. They work primarily in writing and drawing for comics and animation and this is their first time working on a Children's book! They love creating and working on stories that make people smile.


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