Eh? To ZedAuthor Kevin Major Illustrated by Alan Daniel ISBN 9780889952720 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Red Deer Press Inc Publication Date January 14, 2003 Size 152 x 229 mm
From Arctic, Bonhomme and Imax to kayak, Ogopogo and zed, Eh? to Zed takes children on an alphabetic, fun-filled tour of Canada.
Set in tightly linked rhyming verse, the words for this unique book resonate with classic and contemporary images from every province and territory in the country. Included are place names from Cavendish to Yarmouth and icons that will prompt discussion of Canada's many regions, and its culture, discoveries and heritage.
Accompanying the inventive text is a visual feast via the colorful palette of well-known illustrator Alan Daniel. He provides a witty mixture of folk art paintings, toys and models that leap from the page with a whimsical energy that delights the imagination.
A treasure for families, a desirable souvenir for visitors to Canada, and a perfect resource for schools and libraries, Eh? to Zed celebrates what makes us truly Canadian, eh.
Governor General Award winner Kevin Major has published 17 books, for both young people and adults. His first, Hold Fast, is considered a classic of Canadian young adult fiction, and was recently released as a feature film. No Man's Land, about the Newfoundland Regiment in WWI, was published in 1995 to much acclaim.
"The construct of the alphabet book is cleverly used here to convey and celebrate Canadian history, geography, and culture . . . . A unique addition to the genre."
-- School Library Journal
"A visual and imaginative feast."
-- Children's Book News
"A must for the desk of every elementary school teacher and school librarian."
-- Resource Links
-- Canadian Materials
"Major pulls it off beautifully."
-- Halifax Daily News
"That strange breed of cat, the ABeCedarium, doesn't get much better than this."
-- Globe & Mail
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Citation, Starred Selection
Mr. Christie's Book Award Nomination
Ruth Schwartz Award Nomination
Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature Nomination
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Nomination
Alberta Trade Book of the Year Nomination
Alberta Children's Book of the Year Award