Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 3
- Grade: p
Ahoy, away we go! Join bestselling children’s book illustrator Jocey Asnong on another colourful journey as she highlights the West Coast region of Canada in this playful alphabet book.
Jocey Asnong's third board book teaches letter recognition while celebrating many familiar landmarks and habitats of coastal British Columbia. Climb with cougars in Cathedral Grove, glide down groomed hills at Grouse Mountain, soar with ravens over rainforests, and watch for whale tails at Wickaninnish Beach. From Vancouver’s harbour to the beaches of Haida Gwaii, and from tidal pools to mountain summits, this early concept board book features many marine mammals, and other ocean dwellers, along with birds and other rainforest animals, in showcasing the amazing diversity of this unique region.
About the author
Jocey Asnong was raised by a pack of wild pencil crayons in a house made out of paper and stories. After finishing several years of illustration school at Sheridan College, she left the land of maple trees in Ontario and moved to the mountains of Alberta so she could wear mittens most of the year. When she is not chasing her cats around her art cave in Canmore, she might be caught in a blizzard near Mount Everest, or running away from wolf dogs in Mongolia, or peeking out castle windows in Scotland, or sleeping under the stars in Bolivia. Jocey’s illustrations can be found in all kinds of unusual places, as well as in the picture books Mushkid, The Princess and the Cheese, Nuptse and Lhotse in Nepal (winner of a Purple Dragonfly Award), Nuptse and Lhotse Go To the Rockies (RMB, 2014), Nuptse and Lhotse Go to Iceland (RMB, 2015), Rocky Mountain ABCs (RMB, 2016) and Rocky Mountain 123s (RMB, 2017). She lives in Canmore, Alberta.