It’s a Mitig!

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An array of lively creatures and things of Mother Earth are introduced in the Ojibwe language in this original picture book. Children discover that the bright yellow sun that rises high in the sky is called giizis and ashigans are the scaley critters residing in the deep, blue sea. They learn that the creepy, crawly, slithery reptiles are referred to as ginebigs in Ojibwe, and the acorn-loving, tree-dwellers are ajidamoos. The tall, leafy, bark-covered giants are mitigs, and even the bumblebees that swarm around the brilliant-colored flowers in the summertime have a special name in Ojibwe – aamoos.

This is a creative feast of language, learning, and playful illustrations. Children will love trying to pronounce the tricky, authentic words, and they’ll thrive on the challenge of guessing what the descriptions represent before viewing the pictures that accompany them.

Words are thoughtfully chosen, with just a few scattered here and there, making it a perfect bedtime story. The target audience is children ages four to eight, and the reading level is approximately second grade with the exception of the Ojibwe words. It’s a Mitig! will likely become a favorite in the households of many. It’s unique and offers youth an adventurous read.

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Author Bridget George
Star Count /5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Douglas & McIntyre
Publish Date 2021-Apr-20
ISBN 9781772781236 Buy this Book
Issue April 2021
Category Children's


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