"It may work its way into parents' and grandparents' hearts the way Robert Munsch's Love You Forever
has." (The Vancouver Sun
"If you have a need to purchase a book as a gift for parents of a newborn, this is the one to get. It will be a treasure long after the baby has grown." (Resource Links
"An excellent purchase for public libraries and a terrific gift for new parents! Highly recommended." (CM Magazine
"This is a board book that toddlers will want to look at over and over just to see the expressions on the little ones." (NMRLS Youth Services Book Review
"An excellent addition to a public library's collection. For new parents it would be a welcomed gift to be cherished for years to come." (Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
About the Author
Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, Canada. A graduate of the En'owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria's Creative Writing BFA Program, and the Master's Degree in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, Richard currently teaches Creative Writing for Aboriginal Students at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.
Richard's poems, short stories and novellas have been published in anthologies and journals since 1992. Three of his short stories from Angel Wing Splash Pattern, "Mermaids", "Sky Burial" and "The Night Charles Bukowski Died" have been narrated by Cree actor Ben Cardinal and broadcast nationally as radio dramas on CBC. Richard wrote for CBC's North of 60 television show for two months under their Writer Internship Program and was a script and cultural consultant with them for four seasons. He recently cowrote the short movie "The Promise" with Kent Williams and Jason Alexander of Neohaus Filmworks.
Richard is the author of two children's books with the Cree artist, George Littlechild, A Man Called Raven and What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses?, with Children's Book Press, a novel, The Lesser Blessed, and a collection of his finest short stories, Angel Wing Splash Pattern with Kegedonce Press. He has performed at both the Winnipeg International Authors' Festival as well as the Vancouver Writers' Festival; he's been a Literary Mentor at the British Columbia Festival of the Arts (1998) and performed at the 2nd Annual Moose Jaw Festival of Words, the Aboriginal Voices Festival, the Baltic International Canadian Studies Conference in Riga, Latvia, and the Nordic Association for Canadian Studies' 2003 Conference in Rovaniemi, Finland as well as the two Honouring Words Literary Festivals across Canada (2002) and throughout Australia (2003).
(Bio from www.nativewiki.org)