Bear for Breakfast / Makwa kidji kijebà wìsiniyàn (Tell Me A Story!) (Dual Language Edition)

Donovan is hungry for a special kind of breakfast . . . makwa !

This dual-language picture book is now accompanied by a CD with readings in both English and Algonquin, in a sturdy, reusable plastic pouch.

It’s breakfast time and Donovan knows exactly what he wants this morning – not eggs, not pancakes, not cereal. No, what he wants is BEAR, just like his grandfather used to eat! So Donovan sets off on an adventurous hunt to bag a bear of his own . . . but just who is doing the hunting?

This story was inspired by a first-grader in La Loche, a northern Saskatchewan community that Robert Munsch visited in 1990. He asked what the kids like to eat, and Donovan said that he liked to eat bear!

The book is illustrated by Jay Odjick, and the CD is narrated in Algonquin by Joan Commanda Tenasco, the book’s translator, and in English by teacher Misty Whiteduck. All three are members of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation.