Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Citation, Starred Selection
Mr. Christie's Book Award Nomination
Ruth Schwartz Award Nomination
Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature Nomination
Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award Nomination
Alberta Trade Book of the Year Nomination
Alberta Children's Book of the Year Award
From Arctic, Bonhomme and Imax to kayak, Ogopogo and zed, Eh? to Zed takes children on an alphabetic, fun–filled tour of Canada. Set in tightly linked rhyming verse, the words for this unique book resonate with classic and contemporary images from every province and territory in the country. Included are place names from Cavendish to Yarmouth and icons that will prompt discussion of Canada's many regions, and its culture, discoveries and heritage. Accompanying the inventive text is a visual feast via the colorful palette of well–known illustrator Alan Daniel. He provides a witty mixture of folk art paintings, toys and models that leap from the page with a whimsical energy that delights the imagination. A treasure for families, a desirable souvenir for visitors to Canada, and a perfect resource for schools and libraries, Eh? to Zed celebrates what makes us truly Canadian, eh.
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Kevin Major is an award-winning author of fifteen fiction and non-fiction books for both young adults and adults. His previous work includes Hold Fast, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature, and No Man's Land, his first adult novel, which has been adapted into a play and performed for the past ten years by Rising Tide Theatre. New Under the Sun is his third adult novel. Born in Stephenville, Newfoundland, he currently lives in St. John's with his wife; they have two grown sons.
Alan Daniel works for publishers across North America from his Kitchener, Ontario, studio. His art is notable for its fine draftsmanship, humor and versatility of style. He is the illustrator of many children's picture books, including Bunnicula: Return to Howliday Inn, Good Families Don't, The Grand Escape, The Healing of Texas Juke and Carlotta's Kittens. Alan Daniel often collaborates with partner Lea Daniel.
Grade 2-6-The construct of the alphabet book is cleverly used here to convey and celebrate Canadian history, geography, and culture. Each letter is represented by four words that are somehow linked to the country. They include people (Dan McGrew under "d," [Nellie] McClung under "m"), places (Iqaluit, Ottawa), animals (beaver, walleye), inventions (insulin, zipper), food (bannock, poutine), and words distinctly Canadian (toque, eh?). The carefully chosen words also form rhyming couplets on each double-page spread: "Klondike, komatik, kittiwake, kayak/Loon, lacrosse, Lillooet, lumberjack." Many words are obscure, creating a guessing game of sorts. Four pages of endnotes explain the choice of words and provide "morsels of information" and definitions for the 104 words. The writing is witty and often tongue-in-cheek: "The MOOSE has a humped back, legs like stilts, a bulbous snout-. Not our best-looking beast-." Daniel's colorful watercolor montages bring together the diverse images. There are many creative interpretations and the artist often draws on popular culture to illustrate the words, e.g., toy figurines to represent Mounties, a CD cover of Glen Gould, a souvenir snow globe of the city of Wawa. A unique addition to the genre.
Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada
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