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Run Salmon Run

by (author) Bobs & LoLo

illustrated by Lori Joy Smith

Page Two Books, Inc.
Initial publish date
Apr 2020
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
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" Run salmon run, beneath the moon and sun. The salmon story circles, run salmon run. "

Dive into the world of salmon in this lyrically written and beautifully illustrated children's book. The story follows the journey of the Pacific Salmon from stream to sea and back again through all the life stages: egg, alevin, fry, smolt, adult

Run Salmon Run complements curriculum objectives for early primary levels in the areas of ecosystem, habitat and life cycle. Additional materials available to support learning in Run Salmon Run include a companion song, music video and iOS interactive App under the same title

Follow the journey of the Pacific Salmon from stream to sea and back again through thoughtfully written narrative by award-winning children's songwriters Bobs & LoLo and enjoy vibrant and engaging visuals by illustrator Lori Joy Smith.

About the authors

Bobs & LoLo's profile page


Lori Joy Smith est illustratrice et artiste. Ses oeuvres ont été exposées dans plusieurs galeries d'art à travers le Canada et les États-Unis tandis que ses illustrations ont paru sur des cartes de souhaits et dans les revues Chirp, American Girl, Teen et Today's Parent. Lori aime faire du tricot, dessiner et coudre. Elle habite à Charlottetown à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard.


Lori Joy Smith is an illustrator and fine artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and the United States. Her illustrations have appeared on greeting cards and in Chirp, American Girl, Teen and Today's Parent magazines, among other places. Lori enjoys knitting, drawing and sewing. She lives with her family in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


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Editorial Reviews

"Bright crisp colors and vitality in the illustrations combined seamlessly with engaging easy-to-read rhyme are all highlights of this science-based creation by entertainment duo Bobs & LoLo. . . The contents of Run Salmon Run are a good reason for it to be a valued addition in the primary curriculum areas of environmental studies, but it will make a fun gift book, too, perfect to read on a summer vacation by the sea. . .. Highly Recommended."
- CM: Canadian Review of Materials (5 stars)

" Run Salmon Run makes learning fun as we 'begin at the end' and follow this amazing journey down the river, out to sea and back again. This book beautifully illustrates the wonders of nature. Engaging, playful and absolutely delightful."
- Kathy Beliveau, Author of The Yoga Game by the Sea and The Yoga Game in the Garden, listed in Best Books for Kids and Teens in Canada

"I am impressed with the Run Salmon Run book. It is a fun, informative book and the illustrations are lovely. It is a strong educational tool for young readers and shows the life cycle of the salmon.
- Joanne Day, Ecosystems Management Branch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Government of Canada

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