Canada All Year - by Per-Henrik Gürth (Kids Can Press)
This charming picture book follows a group of happy animal travellers as they spend a year exploring the True North. Each month gets its own colourful spread highlighting a different Canadian festival, seasonal event or activity. The trip begins in January with a visit to Ottawa's Rideau Canal and ends in December with a dogsled ride in Nunavut. Artist Per-Henrik Gurth presents early-learning concepts using all-Canadian images and an adorable animal cast of characters. Encompassing all major regions of Canada, each book is an eye-pleasing coast-to-coast journey. The bold, bright art and simple text give pre-readers an introduction to the alphabet, numbers and colour --- and to their beautiful country.