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Bear for Breakfast

A picture book by Robert Munsch and Jay Odjick.

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.

From the book

An interior image from Bear for Breakfast, illustrated by Jay Odjick and written by Robert Munsch. (Scholastic Canada)

Interviews with Jay Odjick

When Algonquin graphic artist Jay Odjick received the call to work on the new Robert Munsch book, he jumped at the chance to provide the illustrations. Blackflies is set on a reserve in northern Alberta. 5:54
When Algonquin graphic artist Jay Odjick received the call to work on the new Robert Munsch book, he jumped at the chance to provide the illustrations. 2:23

Interviews with Robert Munsch

One of the world’s favourite authors, Robert Munsch, discusses his fight against illiteracy and his own struggle with mental illness. 13:38
The lively children's storyteller and author tells Don Harron what goes into creating a good tale for kids. Note: This clip was edited for copyright reasons. 9:41

Books by Robert Munsch

Books by Jay Odjick

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