Thanks to the Animals

Allen Sockabasin (illustrations by Rebekah Raye)

Thanks to the Animals CoverWhat happens when baby Zoo Sap falls off the family sled during his family’s yearly trip to their winter home? Alerted by his cries, the woodland creatures begin gathering around. His father soon returns to find the little fellow snuggling warm and safe inside a glorious pile of furred and feathered animals. The Boy received this lovely book for Christmas and enjoys picking out all the animals on each page and hearing the Passamaquoddy words for each (the author, a tribal leader and storyteller, provides a list of translations at the end of the book). Older kids might be interested in checking out the publisher’s website, where they can hear the author read the book in his native language.