Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Journey of a Thousand Restaurants

Nathan, my parents and myself are down in the states on a little road trip. I would have to continuously drive around my Nunavut community for 3 years straight to cover the millage we did in two days getting down here. Needless to say now that I have been feeling better in the second trimester all I want to do is eat and oh boy there too many places down here to help me out with that. Yesterday we visited a WWI memorial museum that was spectacular and finished off the day with some shopping (how every good day should wind down really).

This is the first thing I purchased for the baby while in the states. It's funny how I'm so south and in such a warm place, but I am still finding little hints of Nunavut. This author traveled to Nunavut, mainly Pang and Iqaluit and fashioned the story of the Three Little Bears around the Inuit Culture.  I was so excited when I found this I almost peed my pants, and of course no one else in the book store understood at all. All the little animals in this book are wearing amuantis and the artwork is pretty nice. I hope I can find some more books like this for my future kidlets. It's just a shame I never saw any of these kinds of books floating around while I was working at the primary school back north. I'm almost half tempted to go back and get another one for those kid


Rob, Tina and the boys said...

What a great little book. And I love the picture of you and Nathan. You both look very relaxed.

Lindsay Niedzielski said...

That is a cool book - think I will try to find one online to order for the girls! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Looks like a nice book!! We try to find a lot of northern books for Hunter too.

Enjoy the shopping, eating, traveling, eating, visiting, and more eating :)

Jennith said...

lol... I collect northern themed children's story books as a hobby. I highly recomend anything by Michael Kusaguk (I think he grew up in Repulse Bay - but you must have run across his books up north). Harriet Peck Taylor's "Ulaq and the Northern Lights" has some heartbreakingly beautiful artwork too... but it is out of print - but she has a bunch of her artwork online at:

Jackie Tickle has a pop-up book called The Very Bouncy Bear and Jeanne Bushey's "The Polar Bear's Gift" is illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (who also does Michael Kusaguk's books)... have fun :D

jen said...

Tina, I do feel relaxed even though for some reason I get more stressed down here then up there lol. It's all the traffic, I might have a heart attack.

Lindsay, thanks I feel like gold compared to the first bit. I guess this is the time when I'm supposed to feel like superwoman. I don't feel that good lol.

Kara, Oh I will enjoy the shopping and more importantly the eating ;). Let me know if you need anything from down in the states.

Thanks for the new titles. I will totally check those out.