Dipnetting with Dad
This appealing picture book follows a young First Nations boy’s dip net fishing adventure with his dad and grandpa. The story follows their steps, including readying the nets, visiting the sweat lodge, catching the fish, preparing and smoking the fish, and finally gathering and sharing the catch. The book portrays a positive, inclusive family dynamic, adherence to family and cultural traditions, and the boy’s pride and accomplishment in this important tradition. Suitable as a read-aloud, and for small group or independent reading for grades K-7, the engaging illustrations and gentle style will engage young readers.