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Doretta Groenendyk

Doretta is an artist and illustrator of picture books for children, including Thank You for My Bed, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. Doretta is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and lives in Canning, Nova Scotia, with her family.

I Am Canada: A Celebration
Authors:
Heather Patterson
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2;

A beautiful picture book featuring artwork by Canada's finest illustrators - a true-north tribute to our nation and its children, from coast to coast to coast!

Simple text describes the ample space available to our children in this country, and the freedom they have to grow and dream and share. With artwork from 13 of Canada's finest illustrators, each page is a celebration and a reminder of the infinite variety of our home and native land.

Heather Patterson's free verse poem I Am Canada, originally published in 1996, gets new life in this beautiful, illustrated hardcover timed to celebrate both Canada's 150th year and Scholastic Canada's 60th anniversary.

Illustrations by: Jeremy Tankard, Ruth Ohi, Barbara Reid, Jon Klassen, Marie-Louise Gay, Danielle Daniel, Ashley Spires, Geneviève Côté, Cale Atkinson, Doretta Groenendyk, Qin Leng, Eva Campbell, Irene Luxbacher.

Awards

  • 2017 Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre commendation
  • 2017 Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist commendation

Additional Information
32 pages | 9.89" x 9.80"

Authenticity Note: There is limited work from Indigenous peoples in this work, which is why this book isn't labelled as containing Authentic Indigenous Artwork. 

Authentic Canadian Content
$19.99

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