Synopses & Reviews
Bestselling and award-winning children's book collaborators Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd come together again to create a colourful West Coast alphabet board book.
With crisp, luminous illustrations by celebrated Indigenous artist Roy Henry Vickers, and a simple rythmic text, this sturdy board book introduces the alphabet using iconic imagery of the West Coast, creating a book that will be cherished by young readers and their families.
Starting with colourful sea anemones waving in the ocean current, and closing with a sunset reflected in the tidal zone, this board book supports both early literacy and children's awareness of the natural world.
Publishers Weekly described Vicker's previous collaboration with Robert Budd as "a gorgeous glimpse of the distinctive landscapes and creatures of the Northwest, that] will enchant residents and nonlocals alike."
About the Author
Roy Henry Vickers is a renowned carver, painter, printmaker and storyteller. He is the illustrator and co-author of Harbour Publishing's popular children's First West Coast Book series and Northwest Coast Legends series, the latter of which were all shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award: Raven Brings the Light in 2014, Cloudwalker in 2015, Orca Chief in 2016 and Peace Dancer in 2017. His other books include Storyteller (Harbour Publishing, 2014) and Voices from the Skeena (Harbour Publishing, 2019). He lives in Hazelton, BC.
Robert (Lucky) Budd is the co-author of both the Northwest Coast Legends series and First West Coast Book series and the author of Voices of British Columbia (Douglas & McIntyre, 2010), which was shortlisted for the 2011 Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award, and its sequel, Echoes of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing, 2014), which won second prize in the BC Historical Federation's writing competition in 2014. He is also co-author of Voices from the Skeena (Harbour Publishing, 2019). He lives in Victoria, BC.