Coyote at the Big Time: A California Indian 123

The follow-up to Heyday’s best-selling A Is for Acorn takes young readers to a Native California Big Time, with Coyote as their guide. Counting from one clapperstick up to ten stars twinkling above the gathering, Coyote explores indigenous cultural traditions, including songs, dances, hand games, art—and, of course, delicious food. Lyn Risling’s beautiful illustrations depict the diversity of traditions that continue to thrive throughout the state. At once a fun introduction to numbers and a celebration of community, this lively counting book shows babies and toddlers how to take in the beautiful world around them.

About the Author

Lyn Risling is an artist whose work reflects the revival and continuation of cultural traditions and the natural world of her tribal peoples, the Karuk, Yurok, and Hupa. Involved in many aspects of her cultures, she was a recipient of the Community Spirit Award from First Peoples Fund for her artwork and commitment to her Native culture and community. Lyn has shown her work throughout California, and her art can be found in tribal cultural curriculum, language materials, brochures, T-shirts, and posters.