Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle DanielSometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

byDanielle Daniel

Paperback | July 15, 2017

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In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book.

In a brief author's note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others.

Danielle Daniel, writer, artist and illustrator, is Métis. She was inspired to write Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox to encourage her young son to connect with his Aboriginal roots. It won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and has been selected as one of the New York Public Library's Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing. A schooltea...
Title:Sometimes I Feel Like a FoxFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:40 pages, 10 × 8.25 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:10 × 8.25 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2017Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1773061178

ISBN - 13:9781773061177

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating Indigenous Tale, With Beautiful Illustrations I read this with my summer students for our National Indigenous Day program. The kids and I very much enjoyed looking at the illustrations, reading the clever descriptions, and learning the meaning of each totem animal at the end of the book. We discussed which animals we ourselves identified with, and it flowed into a discussion about Indigenous cultures, residential schools, and symbolism. I highly recommend this book to teachers, parents, and readers of all ages.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Daughter Loves it! My daughter, who's three years old, loves this book! The animal mask illustrations are unique and beautiful, and the language is simple, yet artful and elegant.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book! I had heard great things about this book, so I decided to buy it. And I am happy that I did! It is great for incorporating Indigenous Studies into the classroom. We completed this story as a read aloud in class, then completed a writing and art assignment in which students illustrated and explained which totem animal they identified with. Simple book with a powerful message. Awesome resource for Primary/Junior division.
Date published: 2017-04-01

Editorial Reviews

"This book will fascinate children expanding their horizons and learning about other cultures (or, in the case of Anishinaabe kids, their own)." - Kirkus Reviews"Reminds readers of the importance of critical self-reflection and of our connection to the animal world - two ideas worth championing at any age." - Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW"The stylized masks, soft colours and big eyes of the children convey a seriousness, almost an otherworldliness, to the animal/human relationship. . . . Haunting and thought-provoking." - Toronto Star"The ideas inside unfurl outside the pages into readers' own imaginative worlds." - Boston Globe"A stunning glimpse into the traditions of the Anishinaabe culture. . . . Highly recommended." - CM Magazine