Caribou, beluga whales, and mountain goats are just a few of the animals found in the Alaska wilderness that figure into this charming story where a boy s imagination inspires him to approach challenges with a sense of adventure and fun. This beautiful children s book follows a family s expeditions in Alaska. Each page brings a new wilderness setting, and the boy overcomes obstacles by imagining himself as iconic Alaskan animals. Colorful, eye-catching cut-paper artwork illustrates each scene and captures the beauty of Alaska s seasons and wildlife.
Erin McKittrick was inspired to write this book after an 800-mile expedition around Alaska s Cook Inlet with her own small children. She and her family live in Seldovia, AK. Valisa Higman s artwork is strongly influenced by her Alaskan upbringing, her extensive travels, her love of nature, and the ways in which we interact with the wild. She lives in Seldovia, AK.