Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk

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This bedtime poem, written by internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts bestowed upon a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and lovingly written, this visually stunning book is infused with the Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

Title : Sweetest Kulu
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ISBN : 1927095778
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Debbie rated it ★★★★★

June 13, 2014

Sweet! Sometimes, that exclamation (Sweet!) means something is endearing, and sometimes, it means something is way cool. Both meanings apply to Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis. Kulu is an Inuktitut term of endearment. The babe who is the sweetest kulu in this boo...

Cheryl rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 2017

Marvelous concept, breathtaking illustrations, rhythmic text, just right book design, an almost perfect book. I'd probably love it even more if I had a baby to dote over, or a classroom with which to share this. Definitely recommended.

LauraR rated it ★★★★☆

June 07, 2015

This book is listed as an AICL's best book of 2014. This picture book is a wonderful addition to any classroom library in grades 3 and above. This story tells of a young boy who receives "gifts" and personality traits from animals that are around him. Each animal offers up a different trait that...

Rachel rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2017

In this charming picture book, an unnamed mother speaks lovingly to her newborn. She tells her baby (which can be either a boy or girl) about the day he/she was born, and how all of the Arctic came to give their greetings. As they visit, the animals, and the land itself, endows little Kulu with a...

Robert rated it ★★★★★

February 20, 2017

An absolutely delightful book to read with your little one. The art is stunning, and the life-affirming message from the High Arctic is tender and bittersweet. My own baby daughter now refers to the basement, where this treasured book is kept, as "Kulu".

Kris rated it ★★★★☆

June 18, 2017

Sweetest Kulu really is the sweetest. Gorgeous illustrations, and a gentle, lovely bedtime story. The rhythm of the text did take some getting used to, though, and it felt inconsistent. Still a warm, enjoyable picture book.

Samantha rated it ★★★★★

February 17, 2017

A bedtime poem to a newborn baby in which a mother speaking to her child tells of all the Arctic animals that bestowed blessings upon the child. The artwork supports the dreamy nature of this book with its subdued color palette and softly shaped animals. Traditional Inuit values of love and respec...

Edward rated it ★★★★☆

October 07, 2014

Warm, gentle lullaby story incorporating traditional Inuit values and beliefs. Lovely illustrations.

Lia rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2017

Beautiful illustrations with a simple gender neutral lullaby theme. The art is both intimate and vast.

Canadian rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 26, 2015

There's a great idea behind this book. A child is born during the Arctic Summer, and the animals who live there visit him/her, each with a special gift or quality to bestow on the infant. It's not unlike the story of the nativity. But things go wrong with the book...because the language sounds as...

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