Review; Johnny's Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema and Julie Flett

Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the picture book Johnny's Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema and Julie Flett through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

Description from Goodreads
An encounter with a pheasant (which may or may not be sleeping) takes a surprising turn in this sweetly serious and funny story of a Native American boy and his grandma.

"Pull over, Grandma! Hurry!” Johnny says. Grandma does, and Johnny runs to show her what he spotted near the ditch: a sleeping pheasant. What Grandma sees is a small feathery hump. When Johnny wants to take it home, Grandma tries to tell him that the pheasant might have been hit by a car. But maybe she could use the feathers for her craftwork? So home with Grandma and Johnny the pheasant goes . . . It’s hard to say who is most surprised by what happens next—Grandma, Johnny, or the pheasant. But no one will be more delighted than the reader at this lesson about patience and kindness and respect for nature, imparted by Grandma’s gentle humor, Johnny’s happy hooting, and all the quiet wisdom found in Cheryl Minnema’s stories of Native life and Julie Flett’s remarkably evocative and beautiful illustrations.

My Thoughts on the Book
This was a charming book about a boy, his grandmother and a pheasant. I loved the illustrations and I think it's great Native American representation in picture books.

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