“Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox” wins Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel

Sudbury author and Writers’ Guild member Danielle Daniel has won the prestigious Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award tonight (Nov 17, 2016) for her book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, which was published by Groundwood Books in 2015. Danielle wrote and illustrated the book.

About the Book: In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book. In a brief author’s note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others. (Groundwood Books)

Danielle was nominated for the award along with, In a Cloud of Dust – Written by Alma Fullerton and Illustrated by Brian Deines;  InvisiBill  – Written by Maureen Fergus and Illustrated by Dušan Petričić ; Sidewalk Flowers Storyline by JonArno Lawson and Illustrated by Sydney Smith and The Wolf-Birds Written and illustrated by Willow Dawson. The jury members were  Maria Martella, owner of Tinlids Inc., a wholesaler of children’s and teen books for schools and libraries; Janis Nostbakken, Children’s Media Specialist; Larry Swartz, Instructor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Brock University, and author of This Is a Great Book!

The prize was one of several handed out as part of the 2016 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards and was worth $20,000.

You can read more about the Canadian Children`s Book Centre Awards here – http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/

Congrats to Danielle and the other winners tonight!

You can read more about the winners tonight here – http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/11/melanie-florence-francois-thisdale-win-30k-td-canadian-childrens-literature-award.html

Danielle`s books is available locally as well as online through retailers such as Chapters Indigo and Amazon.

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox at Chapters Indigo

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox at Amazon.ca

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About Andy Taylor

Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Andy likes to write stories about time, identity and generally weird stuff. Andy has been a member of the Sudbury Writers' Guild since 2007 and is a graduate of Viable Paradise writing workshop. You can follow Andy on Twitter @SooGuy68 or visit his website SooGuy.com

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