The book is meant for reading aloud in an early childhood classroom. Here's an excerpt:
"Hi, Jody! Where did you get your moccasins?"This pattern continues throughout the book. With each page turn, Jody provides a little more information about his Native culture. The illustrations, by Herman Bekkering, depict a modern day elementary school classroom with low bookshelves. The children, Jody included, are shown wearing jeans and t-shirts. These pictures convey something a lot of children need to know: Native people are part of today's society.
"My Kookum made my moccasins for me."
"Who is your Kookum?"
"My Kookum is my Grandmother. She made my moccasins for me."
Published in Canada, please order it from an independent bookstore! Or---order two copies. One for yourself, and one to give to a teacher!