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Parfois Je Suis Un Renard [Reading] ➬ Parfois Je Suis Un Renard ➳ Danielle Daniel – 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 ch In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition Suis Un MOBI ï 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 bookIn a brief author’s note Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe Parfois Je PDF or culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others.

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  1. Erin Erin says:

    Dedicated to all the Indigenous and Metis people that grew up not knowing their totem animal Danielle Daniel 's illustrated children's book takes readers through several different animals There is some significant information at the back of the bookI felt that the vocabulary was suitable for grade 2 4 and the pictures were large and colorful

  2. Cory Cory says:

    Most kids’ books about feelings get it wrong They tell kids what a feeling is by telling them when to feel it Fear is what you feel at night when you’re alone in your room Sadness is what you feel when your ice cream falls on the floor In an effort to make feelings comprehensible they deny the subjective nature of feelings and the fact that we all feel many things at onceSometimes I Feel Like a Fox is a very different kind of book about feelings Daniel who is Metis draws inspiration from the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals and offers twelve painted portraits of kids as animals each with an accompanying text describing what they feel like when they feel like fox bear rabbit and What I love about this approach is the room it leaves for kids and adults to talk about how we all hold many sometimes contradictory feelings at once and how our feelings can shape how we experience ourselves in the world I also love the way the book is incidentally very ueer I can’t think of another book that isn’t explicitly about gender where we meet so many characters and never once are told their gender It’s not a gender neutral book it’s a book that reflects another way gender exists in the world beyond the binary and beyond Western norms I use this book with kids to talk about gender even though it’s in no obvious way a book about gender Using this book with groups when you’re white and a settler reuires some work I don’t think it’s appropriate for settlers to teach children Indigenous traditions Not only because we rarely know enough about them but because the history of colonialism and the genocide including cultural genocide means that it is always settlers talking about and for Indigenous people Settlers have a role to play especially when it comes to educating other settlers and our children about the history of colonial violence the west was built on but when we forget or leave out the ways we are implicated in that violence we are reproducing it

  3. Kristen Scott Ndiaye Kristen Scott Ndiaye says:

    What animal on this Earth do you connect with? Why? Danielle Daniel guides children to answer this uestion and explains the cultural tradition of the Anishinaabe totem animal in this beautifully illustrated book Wearing crafted masks we hear children explain why they identify with awesome creatures such as a deer a butterfly or a wolf a uiz that can be related to by children both inside and outside of the Aboriginal sphereThe book along with the illustrations is poetry starting with Sometimes I feel like a bear strong and confidant I stand tall and growl and protect those around me Not only does it introduce a tradition to children but it also encourages them to look inside themselves identify with positivenegative emotions and perhaps slowly realize that on any given day we can feel like a raven a rabbit or a fox  While powerful Daniel remains subtle in her aboriginal education leaving a helpful author's note on the totem tradition the Anishinaabe tribe and a brief history  She even implies the loss of a culture through a short dedication to thousands of Metis and Aboriginal children who grew up never knowing their totem animal Can you imagine the conversation? Check what mine was like here

  4. Dani (has moved to The StoryGraph) Dani (has moved to The StoryGraph) says:

    I do not often write book reviews on Goodreads but this book was so beautiful both in writing and in illustration that I had to remark upon it Stunning

  5. Sara Cook Sara Cook says:

    Beautiful illustrations with sweet descriptive poems

  6. Mama Bibliosoph Mama Bibliosoph says:

    For my son Harry who loves animals there was an immediate attraction to this book I worked with him on how to pretend to be each animal and act out something in each description For the above example he flaps his arms to fly like the owl puts his hand against his brow and pretends to look in the distance for watching and cups his ear for listening His pretending may be scripted and rigid but I think these are the kinds of scripts he needs to learn to be socially imaginativeMy son Luke enjoys naming the animals on each page The repetition of Sometimes I feel like a lets him know exactly when to fill in each animal nameI am aware that this book isn't universally loved by First Nations as they are called in Canada and American Indian reviewers because it takes liberties in presenting totems as fluid identities that can be adopted at will rather than as rigidly inherited within clans and families As a non aboriginal person I want to acknowledge that these disagreements exist but I don't pretend to know enough to judgeThe way Daniel presents the totem animals of the Anishinaabe may not be strictly traditional but it achieves a social emotional end that is welcome in a picture book for children Self regulation and developing models of language to describe how you are feeling is a very big deal for kids on the spectrum—and many also obsess over animals like my son Harry When Harry is running around but not being careful about where his body is crashing and landing I can say Harry Be a moose The moose in Daniel's poem is awkward but graceful and gentle and when he hears this Harry puts his thumbs up to his head to make antlers and with deliberate gentleness lumbers onI review books for children from the perspective of a parent of kids with autism The review above is from a longer blog post about books that are good for introducing race and ethnicity to kids with autism

  7. Jenna Jenna says:

    Introduction This book is written by Danielle Daniel and is part of the Anishinaabe tribe This tribe has an important tradition Let’s look at the note she wrote to explain this tradition Read Author’s Note The children compare themselves to animals using the phrase ‘Sometimes I feel like a’ When two things are compared using the word like or as it is a simile Look at the cover Why do you think this girl says ‘Sometimes I feel like a Fox’? Listen to the similes to find out how each child feels I will read the simile be ready to tell me why you think the each child picked that animal to describe themselves Opening Moves Used Provide important background information Draw attention to the language of the text Prompt predictions based on the title Rationale This book is a great introduction to figurative language and why authors might use figurative language in their writing Specifically this book gives clear examples of similes and the reasoning behind each one This is great for introducing younger students like third graders to using similes as it gives them very concrete and interesting examples to draw from It also exposes students to different traditions that people may have based on their families Opening moves are fromPinnell G S Fountas I C 2006 Engaging readers in thinking and talking about texts through interactive read aloud Teaching for comprehending and fluency Thinking talking and writing about reading k 8 Portsmouth NH Heinemann Publishing

  8. Cathryn Wellner Cathryn Wellner says:

    Danielle Daniel has created a lyrical enchanting introduction to Anishinaabe totem animals Each page of text begins with Sometimes I feel like a fox or each of a dozen animals followed by a brief explanation of what that totem animal represents The beautifully designed and illustrated book by one of Canada's finest children's book publishers Groundwood Books deserves a place on every child's shelf Not only does it introduce children to the concept of totem animals specifically those of the Anishinaabe but it also encourages them to see the world around them with different eyes Growing up honouring the spirits of the animals and plants we encounter may help make us understand our responsibility to safeguard them

  9. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    A sweet beautiful introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition on totem animals

  10. B. B. says:

    I picked this up on a whim and am so grateful I did The illustrations are delicate and playful The vocabulary is complex for small children but can invite opportunities for adults to connect children with that language The description of the totem system and how knowledge of it within the community was damaged by residential schools is clear and offers a great gateway into those discussions with kiddos

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