The Adventures of Nimkii
Bebikaan-ezhiwebiziwinan Nimkii: The Adventures of Nimkii is the story of a modern dog who lives an adventurous life through all four seasons. Written by her human companion, Stacie Sheldon, and illustrated by Rachel Butzin, the book is intended to start conversations between children and adults. Learners will notice the book provides a basic introduction to most of the things that make Ojibwe unique in an interactive format. The book is fully bilingual, translated by Margaret Noodin.
Listen to or download the full book audio: Nimkii Book 2nd Ed Audio
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This is a Read-to-Me story or a read alone story for ages 7-9 year-olds. Ojibwe students of all ages will enjoy the book. Here are some additional resources to interact with the book.
- Agongos(ag) – Chipmunk(s)
- Ajidaamoo(g) – Squirrel(s)
- Anang(oog) – Star(s)
- Animosh(ag) – Dog(s)
- Baapaase(g) – Woodpecker(s)
- Bikwaakwad(oon) – Ball(s)
- Bimibizo – To go for a ride
- Dekaag – Ice Cream
- Ditibise – To roll around
- Gaag(wag) – Porcupine(s)
- Gijigijigaaneshiinh(yag) – Chickadee(s)
- Gizaagi’in – I love you
- Gookomisinaan Dibikigiizis – Our Grandmother Moon
- Goonens(an) – Snowflake(s)
- Jiimaan(an) – Canoe(s)
- Mamaangibiisaa – To rain in big drops
- Mememgwaa(g) – Butterfly(ies)
- Mikan – To find something
- Mikaw – To find someone
- Minawaanigozid – To be happy
- Miskomin(ag) – Raspberry(ies)
- Nakwebidoon – To catch something
- Nashke! – Look!
- Nimkii – Thunder
- Odaabaan(ag) – Car(s)
- Waabooz(oog) – Rabbit(s)
- Waawaashkeshi(wag) – Deer
- Waawaata’amaw – To wave at someone
- Waawaatesi(wag) – Firefly(ies)
- Zhaashaawanibiisi(wag) – Swallow(s) (bird)
- Zhiibaangwashi – To nap
- Zhooshkwajiwe – To slide
- Zoogipon – It is snowing
Nimkii Storytime with Schuler Books
Listen to Stacie read The Adventures of Nimkii and maybe you will see Nimkii do some costume changes!