Little You: Gidagaashiinh

Orca. Sept. 2020. 32p. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781459825505.
PreS-Gr 1–A simple yet beautiful ode to a newborn child and the parents who love them. With gentle multi-textured illustrations, the story, suited for babies and toddlers alike, explores the potential of every child as they are guided by loving caregivers. The new translated edition has dual-language text in both English and Anishinaabemowin, a rare language to find in a picture book. The original text remains in place with the Anishinaabemowin translation below, providing exposure to a language that may be unfamiliar to many. There is no pronunciation guide to assist non-native speakers.
VERDICT A first purchase for collections in need of more diverse language offerings.

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