This charming picture book follows a group of happy animal travellers as they spend a year exploring the True North. Each month gets its own colourful spread highlighting a different Canadian festival, seasonal event or activity. The trip begins in January with a visit to Ottawa’s Rideau Canal and ends in December with a dogsled ride in Nunavut. Along the way, the group partakes in such Canadian delights as the Quebec Winter Carnival, the Canadian Tulip Festival and the Calgary Stampede. Yee haw!
Artist Per-Henrik Gürth presents early-learning concepts using all-Canadian images and an adorable animal cast of characters. Encompassing all major regions of Canada, each book is an eye-pleasing coast-to-coast journey. The bold, bright art and simple text give pre-readers an introduction to the alphabet, numbers and colour -- and to their beautiful country.
Per-Henrik Gürth is a graphic designer and illustrator who has illustrated more than a dozen children’s books in his native Germany. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario.