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Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers

Hey Canada!

Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers
May 08, 2012 | 72 Pages
  • Hardcover $19.95

    May 08, 2012 | 72 Pages | 7-10 years

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FINALIST, BC Book Prizes’ Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

“This is probably the best Canadian travel book written for pre-teens…. Filled with facts, simply related history, engaging tales and colour illustrations presented as souvenirs, postcards and slides, Hey Canada! is guaranteed to stimulate a youngster’s urge to explore the country.”
The Globe and Mail

“…Observations about capital cities and tourist attractions are captured in Alice’s blog, Cal’s tweets, and their grandmother’s poetry…. Full-page comic strips interspersed throughout and the hamster updates keep the tone of the narration light. Color photographs, cartoon illustrations, and interactive sidebars entitled ‘Find It’ add visual appeal. Bowers gives readers an honest, attractive, and interesting glimpse into this nation’s geography and culture by highlighting the unique aspects of each province and territory.”
— School Library Journal
“[Hey Canada!] aims to both entertain and inform. A smattering of information about the country’s history, nature, landmarks, and geography is interspersed with the repartee of the three human travelers and reports on the shenanigans of the constantly escaping hamster. Illustrations depict the travelers as cartoon characters and frequently insert them into the abundant small photos and drawings of locations…. Students looking for an overview of Canada will find this useful….”
“…Geared for a younger audience, Hey Canada! is easier to read and will be enjoyed by boys and girls alike. The text flows with facts as well as humorous anecdotes made by the two kids and Gran…. Bowers has done a wonderful job of keeping the story flowing with information that could have become boring, but that stays alive because of the kids’ quips.”
—Recommended, CM Magazine
“… With poems, silly songs, tweets and blogs, the trio records the trip and offers a delightful way to learn about vast, varied, and surprising Canada.”
—The Calgary Sun

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