Glancing out my window today, I am reminded what it means to be Canadian. To be Canadian means more then simply living in Canada. In Canada, we believe in diversity and respect. Our national animal is the beaver. We speak two languages (French and English). We experience four seasons and extreme weather conditions. We have a democratic government. We are peaceful, friendly and free. We do not live in igloos, but rather houses made of brick, wood and stone, it only snows in winter (not all year long), our national sport is Lacrosse, not hockey and we have the same technology as Americans. We love our Tim Hortons, our beautiful scenery and adding “eh” to the end of our sentences.
I love being Canadian!
When I was offered the chance to review a line of Canadian inspired Christmas stories, I was excited! I was curious to see if they were written in such a way that poked fun at Canadian traditions or rather created a sense of Canadian pride. From the first page of ‘A Moose in a Maple Tree” to the last page in “A Night Before a Canadian Christmas”, the kids and I were in stitches! The book took familiar Christmas stories and adapted them to express the joy of being a Canadian. Whether it be a team of beavers guiding Santa’s sleigh, a cross province tour of Canada or revisiting the ship that graces our dime, these books celebrate the values and diversity that defines Canada. Entertaining, enlightening and a ton of fun, these books and CDs are a must have for every Canadian!
Author Troy Townsin and illustrator Jennifer Harrington have created a series of picture books that celebrate Canada for its solid values and its wonderful diversity of cultures.
These books uses familiar iconic Canadianisms to tell the story of familiar Christmas stories!
A Mouse in a Maple Tree
Canadian Jingle Bells
A Night Before Canadian Christmas
To learn more about A Moose and a Maple Tree and the other books connect with them on their website, Facebook, and twitter
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ENDS December 30, 2013