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Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

by Danielle Daniel

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emotions & feelings, imagination & play
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In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book.

In a brief author’s note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Top Recommended Reads
  • Commended, New York Public Library Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
  • Commended, 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year
Editorial Reviews

The ideas inside unfurl outside the pages into readers’ own imaginative worlds.

— Boston Globe

Reminds readers of the importance of critical self-reflection and of our connection to the animal world — two ideas worth championing at any age.

— Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

This book will fascinate children expanding their horizons and learning about other cultures (or, in the case of Anishinaabe kids, their own).

— Kirkus Reviews

A stunning glimpse into the traditions of the Anishinaabe culture. . . . Highly recommended.

— CM Magazine

The stylized masks, soft colours and big eyes of the children convey a seriousness, almost an otherworldliness, to the animal/human relationship. . . . Haunting and thought-provoking.

— Toronto Star

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book.

This book explores different parts of our identity, and invites response in a variety of curriculum areas: Drama (students become an animal of their choice and move and speak in role as that animal); Writing (write a first person account, in role, describing life as an animal); Visual Arts (create a mask or create an illustration to show an animal’s adventure) and Science (What facts do you know about that animal, What questions do you have about that animal characteristics?).

The author is available for school visits.

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.

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