We All Play (Hardcover)

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By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
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From Julie Flett, the beloved author and illustrator of Birdsong, comes a joyous new book about playtime. A sweet gift for babies, toddlers, and kids up to age 7 to cozy up with this winter

Animals and kids love to play This wonderful book celebrates playtime and the connection between children and the natural world. Beautiful illustrations show:

  • birds who chase and chirp
  • bears who wiggle and wobble
  • whales who swim and squirt
  • owls who peek and peep
  • and a diverse group of kids who love to do the same, shouting:

We play too / kim taw naw m na

At the end of the book, animals and children gently fall asleep after a fun day of playing outside, making this book a great bedtime story. A beautiful ode to the animals and humans we share our world with, We All Play belongs on every bookshelf.

This book also includes:

  • A glossary of Cree words for wild animals in the book
  • A pronunciation guide and link to audio pronunciation recordings

Praise for Julie Flett's previous book, Birdsong:

An American Indian Youth Literature Honor Title

A 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Title

A Best Book of 2019 in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Horn Book.

"Cree-M tis author/illustrator Julie Flett's smooth and lyrical words and gorgeous... images truly capture the warmth and solidarity of the female protagonists in this tender intergenerational friendship story."--The Horn Book

"Emotionally stunning."--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"Simple and profound, this tender story is a reminder that finding a new friend can make a new place feel like home. Highly recommended for purchase."--School Library Journal (Starred Review)

"Flett's subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771646079
ISBN-10: 1771646071
Publisher: Greystone Kids
Publication Date: May 25th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English