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 and designed by Cecelia LaPointe.
Listen to or download the full book audio: Nimkii Book
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.
- Sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with Nimkii.
- Color a sugarbushing Nimkii using a page designed by Rachel Butzin.
- Watch the story come to life as Rachel Butzin illustrates Nimkii.
- Learn the history of the book with our Reader’s Guide
- Say the words you will hear in the story using the word list and audio below.
- 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)
- 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