Bear for Breakfast
Robert Munsch, illustrated by Jay Odjick
Donovan wants to catch a bear for breakfast — but what does the bear want? (From Scholastic)
Jay Odjick is an illustrator from the Kitigan Zibi First Nation. He is best known for creating the Indigenous superhero Kagagi, which began as a graphic novel. Odjick and Robert Munsch first collaborated on the picture book Blackflies.
An edition of Bear for Breakfast will have both the English and Algonquin languages in its pages.
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"Even though Robert and I don't work closely together, it speaks to him trusting me and what I can do. He has the mindset of letting the artist create the art and the writer write the words. To me, that's perfect.
[Robert Munsch] has the mindset of letting the artist create the art and the writer write the words. To me, that's perfect.- Jay Odjick
"I come from a background of having an American comic book artistic style. There's a lot of manga or anime cartoon influences in the stuff I do. The book looks very much like a mixture of those two things and a cartooning approach. I was nervous about how people would react to it because it's such a huge departure, but the response has been really good. It's a style I've got where the art is bubbly and cartoony with bright colours. I think it appeals well to kids."
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