I Can't Have Bannock but the Beaver Has a Dam

  • Illustrated By: Herman Bekkering
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Portage & Main Press
  • Themes:picture books, children's books read, family read aloud, science content related, baking bannock
  • Pub Date:03/07/2016
  • Lexile:AD490L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:J

This beloved Indigenous classic begins when a little boy asks, “Mom, can I have some bannock?” Despite having all the ingredients, Mom can’t make bannock.

As the little boy asks “why,” beginning readers learn about the connections between living things in an ecosystem through the ripple effects of a beaver building a dam.

Children will be eager to chime in as Mom answers the little boy’s questions about the power outage in their community and how it impacts his family. Enjoy Mom’s bannock with your young reader using the recipe in the back of the book.

The First Lady of Indigenous Broadcasting ...[left] behind a huge legacy and a lasting impact on future Indigenous writers, journalists and her own descendants.

Recommended for all elementary school libraries.

– CM Association