for Wild Berries by Julie Flett
Clarence has gone blueberry-picking with his grandma since he was so little she had to carry him on her back. Now he carries his own bucket. As he picks the berries, his lips turning purple from eating them as he goes (he likes the sour ones that pop in his mouth), he takes time to notice creatures small and large: an ant, a spider, a fox sneaking by. He ends his outing with an offering of berries for the birds. The young Native boy's tradition of berry-picking is described in a spare, lyrical narrative that incorporates a word or phrase in Cree along with its English counterpart on each page. Author/illustrator Julie Flett (Métis/Cree) pairs her poetic text with beautifully composed illustrations that are stylized and full of warmth. (Ages 3-6)
CCBC Choices 2014. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014. Used with permission.
Tch, tch, sh, sh, tup, tup.
Spend the day picking wild blueberries with Clarence and his grandmother. Meet ant, spider, and fox in a beautiful woodland andscape, the ancestral home of author and illustrator Julie Flett. This book is written in both Enlglish and Cree, in particular the n-dialect, also known as Swampy Cree from the Cumberland House area. Wild Berries is also available in the n-dialect Cree, from the Cross Lake, Norway House area, published by Simply Read Books.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.