Discovering Numbers by Neepin Auger
This small counting board book is uncluttered, colourful, and bold. Each number from 1 to 10 is featured on its own page. The numeral is accompanied by the number word written in English, French, and Cree. The matching pictures use objects or animals important in Aboriginal cultures: one world, two fish, three owls, four feathers, five flowers, six butterflies, seven sweetgrass bundles, eight teepee pegs, nine teepees, and ten arrowheads. A final page compiles all the pictures and labels the objects. Auger also compiled a companion title, Discovering Words. Though very simple, both books will appeal to beginning readers or students learning English, French, or Cree as a second language. Teachers may also use the illustrations as a springboard to discuss aspects of traditional and modern Aboriginal culture.