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Children's Fiction Friendship

Niitu and Chips

illustrated by Babah Kalluk

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Friendship, Mammals, Polar Regions, Native Canadian
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
Recommended Reading age
3 to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price

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Niitu’s best friend is Chips. It doesn’t matter that Niitu is a kid and Chips is a seal, they spend every moment they can together. When Niitu and Chips head out for a day at the lake, being a seal ends up coming in very handy at the fishing hole!

About the author

Jaypeetee Arnakak is an Inuit linguist (one of only two Inuit linguists in Canada), and Inuit educator. Most of Jaypetee's career has been about the Inuit language. At Nunavut Tunngavik and later at Qikiqtani Inuit Association, he served as an Inuit Language and Education policy analyst and engaged in Inuit language and education discourse at the regional, territorial, and national levels as an analyst, commentator and advocate for Inuit language and education rights. He has also worked for the Nunavut Arctic College as an Adult Basic Education instructor, an Inuit Language instructor, and as an instructor for the Interpreter/Translator Program. He currently works full-time for Inhabit Education, Toronto Office, as a Senior Inuit Language Advisor and is involved in Nunavut curriculum development and as a designer/deliverer of Inuit language courses. He was also recently appointed as an executive director for NBES.

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Editorial Reviews

"The full-page, full-colour illustrations are beautifully rendered and support the text completely...Children will enjoy learning the story by following the illustrations and hearing the text read to them. Teachers/caregivers can use Niitu and Chips when studying the North or discussing friendship, and animal habitats. Highly Recommended."—CM: Canadian Review of Materials