We Sang You Home / kikî-kîwê-nikamôstamâtinân

Hardcover
9781459836365
$19.95 CAD

“A beautiful welcome and a thank you to the Indigenous child who brings joy into the parents’ lives.”School Library Journal

In this sweet and lyrical picture book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. Internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp teams up with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett for a second time to create a stunning book for young readers. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.

Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition.

Praise for Little You by Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett:

★ "Van Camp composes a lyrical ode to a newborn child, which is matched in its loveliness by Flett's exquisite, collage-like images of a young one with his or her parents."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A beautiful welcome and a thank you to the Indigenous child who brings joy into the parents’ lives.”
– School Library Journal
“A sweet and loving board book...The parents' certainty that their baby is ‘the best of all of us’ is an affirmation every baby should hear.”
– Kirkus Reviews
"Babies and toddlers love to be loved, and they will also love to see themselves and their parents reflected in the beautiful pages of this book."
– Canadian Children's Book News
"The emotions of parenthood—including feelings of love, elation, and gratitude—are certain to be conveyed to [children] by the parents who share this tale with them. A lovely picture book that will resonate with parents and show young readers the profound, positive impact they have on their parents' lives."
– School Library Journal
"Both Van Camp's words and Flett's illustrations are economical, but We Sang You Home is not a quick read. Instead, each of the paired pages of text and illustration truly demands that the reader pause and reflect on the pages' contents. Highly recommended."
– CM Magazine
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year   | 2017  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books   | 2017  |  Commended
CaldeNott   | 2019  |  Long-listed
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2019  |  Commended