Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hide and Sneak

Written by: Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak

First line: On fine summer day, Allashua said, "I am going out to play hide-and-seek, Mom."

Why you should read this book: Allashua, easily distracted by butterflies, bugs, and birds, is not very good at playing hide and seek. Her mother has already warned her about Ijiraqs, creatures that hide children where no one can ever find them again, so when Allashua meets an Ijiraq, she hopes he can help her succeed at hide and seek. Of course, the little girl is hidden very well, but with the help of her own skills and observation and the inuksugaq, a giant stone statue in the shape of a man, she finds her way home again.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You never let your children out of your sight.

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