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Thanks to the Animals [Hardcover]

Allen Sockabasin , Rebekah Raye

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June 30 2005

Little Zoo Sap and his family are moving from their summer home on the coast to the deep woods for the winter, traveling on a big bobsled pulled by big horses through the snow. When Zoo Sap falls off of the sled unnoticed, the forest animals hear his cries. First to come are the beaver, who put their tails together to cradle him. Then all the other animals circle round--everyone from the tiny mouse to the giant moose to the great bald eagle--keeping him warm and safe until his father comes back to find him.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tilbury House (June 30 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884482707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884482703
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 23.7 x 0.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #346,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PreSchool-Grade 2–As the cold weather sets in, Joo Tum and his family dismantle their log house, load their bobsled, and prepare to move north to their winter home in the deep woods. Squirrels, birds, and rabbits look on benevolently. When all is ready, the family nestles into a heap of sealskin coats and blankets, and they set off. While the other children sleep, baby Zoo Sap falls off the sled and is left behind. His frantic cries soon alert the animals of the forest, who gather around him in a warm, loving nest of fur and feathers. Before long, Joo Tum notices that the baby is missing, and walks all night to retrieve his son. Sockabasin weaves a powerful story of paternal love while simultaneously expressing the mutual respect between his Passamaquoddy culture and the natural world. His spare, straightforward prose calls to mind the gentle rhythm of a well-worn family bedtime story. Raye's luminous watercolor-and-ink paintings evoke the wintry majesty of rural Maine. Facial expressions are captured with warmth and subtlety as the family members experience excitement, fear, relief, and joy. In addition to being a lovely story, Thanks to the Animals gives a fascinating glimpse into a culture not often seen in picture books. An author's note provides further information about the Passamaquoddy tribe, including the names for the animals introduced in the book.–Rachael Vilmar, Atlanta Fulton Public Library, GA
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About the Author

Allen Sockabasin is a Passamaquoddy who devotes much of his time to teaching and preserving the Passamaquoddy language. A master musician, he has written, performed, and recorded Passamaquoddy stories and songs. He has been a tribal governor, a member of the tribal council, and director of child welfare for his tribe, and a health educator. He is the father of five grown children and a young son named Zoo Sap.

Rebekah Raye is an artist beloved for her bird and animal paintings and sculpture, derived from her affinity with the natural world around her at her studio in East Blue Hill, Maine. She has been interested in animals and art since she was a child in Eastern Tennessee, and now in addition to creating her own works of art, teaches workshops for children and adults.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Wonderful Book March 30 2006
By Melissa Tenney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Not long ago, Allen Sockabasin came to our school and spent the day with the children. He read the book in Passamaquoddy and English and shared stories of his life and culture with the children. He is a wonderful speaker and a great soul. Every child, from Kindergarten to Grade 8, was enthralled with Allen and with the book. What a truly beautiful story. I highly recommend this book to young and old alike. If you have the opportunity to have Allen visit, jump on it. It was a wonderful experience and most definitely buy this book.

Melissa Tenney

Columbia Falls Elementary School

Columbia Falls, Maine
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Indian Story to Intrigue Your Child Sept. 28 2005
By Virginia Allain - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The story involves an infant falling off a sled as his Indian family migrates for the winter. Left behind, the boy is kept warm by the animals who come out of the forest one by one.

The author is quoted in the Maine Sunday Telegram, "I have a great interest in our language and in passing down the stories of our people." He learned the story from his mother. In the back of the book, all 23 of the animals are named in Passamaquoddy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inter Species Relationships Jan. 3 2011
By Lindsay N. Bowker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My headstart friends love this book and it's wonderful illustrations by maine artist Rebekah Raye. Lends itself to acting out the story with dolls and stuffed animals as it is told. It's a magical tale of all the animals in the forest cooperating with each other to safe guard the little lost baby. Children readily accept and understand that and take in their stride the father's conversation with the animals as he expresses his thanks to each and every one. Also, an engaging way to introduce children to the history and values of native american peoples. Buy one for your local headstart and for your local children's librray as well as for all the little one's in your life.
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful book and delightful service April 22 2014
By Mer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This wonderful story with beautiful illustrations has a place on the shelf with others of its kind. Thanks for the mindfulness in the way you sent it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and Engaging! April 2 2013
By CB - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My 3.5yo wanted this read THREE times the first reading - enough said?! The illustrations are great, the story is lovely. I was afraid it would be a little traumatic for him seeing the baby in the cold without his family, but the baby is never depicted as truly suffering, just sad. And he loved the way the dad said thank you to each of the animals before returning to camp. How do books this good not win awards!? (For 3-5/6yo I'd say, but only for the older ones if they're acting it out as it's read, or if it's naptime or something.)

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