Per-Henrik Gurth | Per-Henrik
Kids Can Press | Kids Can Press August 2012
Juvenile Fiction / Concepts - Words / People & Places - Canada / Juvenile Nonfiction / ConceptsAges 2-6
9 x 9 inches
Canada In Words: Ages 2 +
Successful Canadian-themed series by author-illustrator Per-Henrik Gürth, adds this playful wordbook that celebrates the fun cultural and natural phenomena that makes Canada unique. It covers a range of quintessentially Canadian icons and representative symbols of the country, from ice fishing to Stanley Cup, sugar shack to Mounties, and loon to northern lights. Each entry gets its own page, with the word or phrase clearly written in large type in the upper left or right corner and a corresponding illustration of bright, colorful artwork featuring an adorable cast of forest animal characters positioned below.
The drawings are fun and lively --- the maple syrup page, for example, shows a smiling moose with his fork at the ready, a stack of pancakes doused with syrup in front of him. This is a book for small children to pore over and explore; pre-readers will be able to use the illustrations for guidance as they work to sound out the entry words, while beginning readers will surely recognize some of the simpler words on their own. This book would also work beautifully for classes in the early grades comparing the variances in English language spoken and written in the United States and Canada.
Per-Henrik Gürth is a graphic designer and illustrator of more than a dozen children's books, including the bestselling titles Canada 123 and ABC of Canada. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.