About the Book
A new format for young readers transforms Neepin Auger’s bestselling board books into playful and colourful resources for elementary school children.
Neepin Auger’s colourful board books for infants have collectively sold well over 20,000 copies since they first appeared on the market. With more and more parents and educators looking for Indigenous resources, this paperback edition of Discovering Animals will bring the experience of learning French and Cree to a whole new group of early elementary school-aged kids.
In addition to the English words presented, the French and Cree equivalents are also given, along with pronunciation support, making these some of the most dynamic and useful picture books on the market, perfectly suitable for the classroom, library, and playroom.
About the Author(s)
Neepin Auger is a Cree artist, educator, and mother. Originally from the Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta, she has been painting for over ten years, having studied art under her father, Dale Auger, a renowned First Nations artist and author of the award-winning children’s book Mwakwa – Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children. Neepin graduated from the department of education and schooling at Mount Royal University and is now a full-time teacher. She is also mother to one daughter, Gracie, whom she believes is her greatest masterpiece. Neepin’s titles for children include Discovering Animals: English * French * Cree, Discovering Numbers: English * French * Cree, Discovering People: English * French * Cree, and Discovering Words: English * French * Cree. All of the titles in the series are available as boardbooks (newborn to age 3), paperbacks (ages 3–5), and ebooks. Neepin Auger lives in Calgary, Alberta.