Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

ABC of Canada

ABC of Canada

Kim Bellafontaine
Illustrator:  Per-Henrik Gurth 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 2 to 4
Kids Can Press, 2002   ISBN: 978-1553373407

We are going to take a journey around Canada, a vast country with wide open prairies, mountains, lakes, forests, and cities. It is a country which is full of interesting people, animals, and sights. Let us join Moose, Bear and his friends as they show us an alphabet tour of Canada.

We begin with a polar bear showing us his chilly Arctic world and then we go on to see a beaver hard at work building its lodge, characters enjoying the Calgary Stampede, and two bears skimming across the snow on a dogsled. From A to Z we travel all over the country enjoying maple syrup on our pancakes, marveling at the Niagara Falls, and admiring a smart Mounted Policeman on his horse.

With bright and cheerful illustrations rendered in solid colors and a simple yet engaging text, this alphabet book will give young readers an excellent taste of what it might be like to visit Canada.