Gorgeous illustrations and a fun story line work together to introduce young readers to a traditional Newfoundland instrument.
The tiny sets and props are perfectly constructed to delight children and grownups alike.
It seems like everything Beaton’s pencil touches turns to gold, which is apt, because her second children’s book is called King Baby. King Baby, like Princess and the Pony, is as entertaining for parents as it is for children. King Baby is about a newborn baby and illustrates how first-borns rule their parents with absolute power.
Based on Alan Syliboy’s multimedia exhibit, this book captures the storytelling spirit of the Mi’Kmaw people.
Told through the eyes of the youngest child in the family, it takes a very quiet, everyday approach to what is essentially anything but an everyday occurrence. The result evokes wonder rather than horror.
This book contains puns, alliteration, poems and beautiful, incredibly detailed illustrations that present the story in an extra special way. It also teaches children about Atlantic Canada’s diverse wildlife and the geography of New Brunswick.
Adults can help children extend their literary experience through reading extension activities, using music, art and science. Dawn Baker’s Around Newfoundland is a great book to start with.