Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. A graduate of the En'owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria's BFA in Creative Writing program and the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, Richard is the author of over twenty books in just about every genre, including Little You and Welcome Song for Baby. His novel The Lesser Blessed is now a movie with First Generation Films. Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L'alphabet di Michif. Julie is Cree Metis and currently lives in Vancouver.
Charming and fluid, Richard Van Camp has unlocked the keys to the
heart, beautifully expressing how parents feel about their own
baby...This touching and joyful tale Little You takes us
on a heartfelt and peaceful journey of raising baby...Encapsulating
the serenity and enchantment of Van Camp's words, Julie Flett
illustrates...in an elegant monochromatic autumnal palette...Simple
clean lines, geometric shapes and the beautiful use of negative
space are a delight at each turn of the page. Taking us on a
journey of the pure love from season to season, daytime and
evening, indoors and outdoors...A little book with a bigger heart,
much, much bigger than little!-- "Resource Links"
The brief poetic text speaks to the delight that a child has brought into its parents' lives...Flett's illustrations of a Metis or First Nations family, consisting of mother, father and child, capture their close physical and emotional bonds. Little You is an excellent purchase for public libraries as well as being a good gift for new parents! Highly Recommended.-- "CM Magazine"