Thanks to the Animals - Board Book

Named one of the Top 10 Native American Books for Elementary Schools by American Indians in Children's Literature - Now in Board Book format!

Thanks to the Animals - Board Book

Little Zoo Sap and his family are moving from their summer home on the coast to their winter home in the deep woods. Unnoticed, the youngster tumbles off the end of the sled.

Alone, cold, and frightened, Zoo Sap cries, and his cries attract the forest animals. Beginning with beaver and ending with the great bald eagle, the animals rush to protect the baby and shelter him from the cold until his father returns for him.  


Fountas and Pinnell Text Level L

REVIEWS (of earlier editions)


"This delightful story is wonderful example of both the subtle directness and the deep awareness of our relation to the natural world that characterizes the very best American Indian traditional storytelling.  Allen’s voice is both gentle and strong.  I can’t think of a book I could recommend more highly for anyone who wants to give a young reader a true picture of the Native way of seeing, teaching, and understanding."
Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 100 books, many of which reflect his American Indian (Abenaki) ancestry, including the young adult novel Killer of Enemies.

"  Sockabasin weaves a powerful story of paternal love while simultaneously expressing the mutual respect between his Passamaquoddy culture and the natural world."
School Library Journal

"…a perfect bedtime story."
Multicultural Review

"Sockabasin’s tale is richly delineated by Raye’s evocative images.  A tale for the seasons!"
Native Peoples