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Flamingo Rampant

Noodin's Perfect Day
By (author): Ansley Simpson Illustrated by: Rhael McGregor
Ansley Simpson ,

Illustrated by :

Rhael McGregor


Flamingo Rampant - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book
Paperback , Picture book


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
Mar 01, 2022
$18.95 CAD


8.25in x 10.75 x 0.25 in | 160 gr

Page Count:

28 pages


Colour illustrations
Flamingo Rampant
  • Short Description
Noodin, a nonbinary Anishnaabe kid, plans to spend their day reading and eating pancakes - until they unexpectedly get saddled with babysitting duties. A hunt for amusements and snacks ensues, taking them across the city to meet many friends - human and animal.
Noodin had their perfect day planned - until surprise babysitting interrupts their plans and sends them on an urban adventure!

When Noodin's perfect day is interrupted, they decide to strike out for adventure instead - spending the day with their human, animal, and tree cousins in the city. But will Noodin ever get the pancakes they're craving? Come along and find out!

Key Selling Points

  • an urban indigenous book, featuring modern characters (neither focused on contact/colonization nor on story wisdom aka "folktales")
  • author is musician Ansley Simpson (sister of notable writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson) who recently scored Tanya Talaga's recent film
  • includes some Anishnaabemowin words and word-concepts.

Ansley Simpson is a Toronto-based Anishinaabe musician known for her poetic lyrics, deeply moving vocal-only performances, and dream-like arrangements. Nominated for two 2018 Indigenous Music Awards and winner of “Best New Artist”, her debut album Breakwall is a gentle, powerful collection of songs that showcase her lilting vocals, clear melodic sensibility, and intricate guitar playing to moving effect. She is a natural performer, holding audiences spellbound with story-telling embedded both in and out of her songs. Moving beyond the world of songwriting into composition, Ansley created the original score for Tanya Talaga’s recent documentary film Spirit to Soar. Ansley’s sophomore album, She Fell from the Sky an 11 track journey to Indigenous reclamation is coming out 2021 on Gizhiiwe.

Contributor Website

Rhael McGregor is a queer Métis, NonBinary/Two-Spirit artist and animator living in Toronto, Ontario. They work primarily in writing and drawing for comics and animation and this is their first time working on a Children's book! They love creating and working on stories that make people smile.

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