Sweetest Kulu

Sweetest Kulu

Book - 2014
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"This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little "Kulu," an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants."--
Publisher: Iqaluit, Nunavut : Inhabit Media, Incorporated, [2014]
ISBN: 9781927095775
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,21 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Neonakis, Alexandria - Illustrator


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A lyrical lullaby imbued with traditional Inuit beliefs, 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 infus... Read More »

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Dec 08, 2017

The illustrated pages are stunningly beautiful. I flipped through them over and over. The story is very sweet although the text was sometimes a bit awkward. Don't let that stop you from trying out this lovely tale an Inuit mother shares with her child, about the natural world around them.

forbesrachel Apr 03, 2017

In this charming picture book, an unnamed mother speaks lovingly to her newborn. She tells him about the day he was born, and how all of the Arctic came to greet him. As they visit, the animals, and the land itself, endows little Kulu with a set of qualities; tenderness from Arctic Char, patience and a sense of direction from Caribou... each spread features a different entity and their gift. This sense of love and well-wishing is conveyed through both word and art. All the illustrations have soft, coloured linework, designs that emphasize the gentle, cuddly side of the animals and baby, and a beautiful dreamlike palette. Sweetest Kulu is a heartfelt lullaby, looks phenomenal, and, it nurtures the Inuit value of respect for nature. Absolutely recommended for all little ones and their guardians.

Mar 31, 2015

This book is so beautiful! I bought it for my six-month-old and he loved looking at it as well as hearing the rhythm of the poem. It's about an Inuit child who learns life lessons from nature and the animals around him. I recommend it for everyone, especially Canadians!

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