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Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

by Danielle Daniel

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Children’s love for animals and disguise come together in this award-winning introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals.

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.

Key Text Features
author’s note

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

About the Author

Danielle Daniel

Autrice et illustratrice de Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, Danielle Daniel est lauréate du Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, finaliste au First Nation Communities READ Award et au prix Burt de littérature des Premières Nations, Inuits et Métis, et a mérité une mention sur la liste des livres les plus remarquables de 2015 de la New York Public Library. Danielle, qui est titulaire d’une maîtrise en création littéraire de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique, peint et écrit dans son atelier de Sudbury, en Ontario.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Top Recommended Reads
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Winner, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Commended, 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year
  • Commended, New York Public Library Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
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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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