Bowwow Powwow

Young readers join Windy Girl as her vivid imagination takes them on an enchanted journey—one where her dog, Itchy Boy, joins a magical powwow inspired by her uncle’s stories. Vibrant, detailed illustrations bring this picture book to life as Windy Girl imagines celebrating the powwow in a world of fantasy. Appropriate for primary-level students, “Bowwow Powwow” honours the wonder of the powwow while capturing readers’ attention with colourful pictures and relatable, appealing content. In the classroom, this book’s reference to animals may appeal to a younger audience, in particular. Teachers may consider using this resource to allow students to describe cultural connections, ceremonies, and celebrations. Students may have opportunities to research the powwow, various types of dances, and the usage of voice in writing.
First Nations
Native Americans
cultural activities
cultural ceremonies
cultural celebrations
Grass Dance
Jingle Dress Dance
fancy dance
traditional dance
fry bread
summer celebrations
Indian fast food
drumming circles
picture book
children's book
Child, B.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts