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Groundwood Books

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

Written by Danielle Daniel

For readers 4 - 7 years old | Published November 15, 2019 | ISBN 9781773062853
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

Cover of Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

Regular price $9.95 CAD

40 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

Danielle Daniel

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.

About the Author

Danielle Daniel

Danielle Daniel, writer, artist and illustrator, is Métis. She was inspired to write Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox to encourage her young son to connect with his Aboriginal roots. It won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and has been selected as one of the New York Public Library’s Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing. A schoolteacher for many years, Danielle now paints and writes, and she is completing an MFA in creative writing through the University of British Columbia. She has published a memoir, The Dependent, and her second picture book, Once in a Blue Moon, will be published in the fall of 2017.Danielle lives in Northern Ontario.

Awards and Praise
This book will fascinate children expanding their horizons and learning about other cultures (or, in the case of Anishinaabe kids, their own).
  • Commended 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended TD Summer Reading Club Top Recommended Reads, 2016
  • Commended New York Public Library Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, 2015
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens, 2016
  • Winner Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2016
  • Short-listed Blue Spruce Award, 2017