Bright illustrations and whimsical text bring the Canadian Prairies to life for early readers.
Author and illustrator Jocey Asnong continues her journey across Canada in this early concept board book that showcases the diversity, habitats, native animals, and outdoor activities enjoyed across the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Children will learn the alphabet and letter recognition as Asnong's illustrations take us on a tractor ride through our fields, follow bison as they roam through birch trees, and look for antlers in alfalfa fields. From the shores of Lake Winnipeg, through the back roads of rural Saskatchewan, to the foothills of Alberta, Asnong's bright and colourful illustrations celebrate the heart of Canada and prairie life.
About the author
Jocey Asnong was raised by a pack of wild pencil crayons in a house made out of paper and stories. After finishing several years of illustration school at Sheridan College, she left the land of maple trees in Ontario and moved to the mountains of Alberta so she could wear mittens most of the year. When she is not chasing her cats around her art cave in Canmore, she might be caught in a blizzard near Mount Everest, or running away from wolf dogs in Mongolia, or peeking out castle windows in Scotland, or sleeping under the stars in Bolivia. Jocey’s illustrations can be found in all kinds of unusual places, as well as in the picture books Mushkid, The Princess and the Cheese, Nuptse and Lhotse in Nepal (winner of a Purple Dragonfly Award), Nuptse and Lhotse Go To the Rockies (RMB, 2014), Nuptse and Lhotse Go to Iceland (RMB, 2015), Rocky Mountain ABCs (RMB, 2016) and Rocky Mountain 123s (RMB, 2017). She lives in Canmore, Alberta.