Counting is easy and fun with Counting at Kits Beach. Cree author and artist Oliver McDonald’s brightly colourful pictures invite us to look and count all the different things at the beach. Then come back another day and count all over again! Children ages three to six will love Counting at Kits Beach!

Counting at Kits Beach instructs readers to observe the landscape of Kits (Kitsilano) Beach, Vancouver, through the art style of Oliver McDonald’s Plains Cree style illustrations. The book starts with ten beings highlighted in the landscape and counts down to one and encourages readers to count back to one. The unique style and vibrant colours of McDonald’s illustrations make this a fun and engaging book for young readers and their families. The durable board book format makes it fun for young fingers, too!

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About the Author

Oliver Moss Warawa McDonald

Oliver Moss Warawa McDonald was born in North Vancouver, B.C. and has lived his entire life by the coast. He is a member of the Peguis Nation, and identifies as a 2-spirit person. Counting at Kits Beach (2024, Kegedonce Press) is his debut children’s book. Oliver currently lives in Vancouver on stolen Musqueam and Squamish territory, where he continues to create. He creates art under the name West Coast Cree Creations, the name of which represents a complicated identity. Oliver is a Cree person, yet was raised on the coast. Seas and mountains are his home. He strives to learn about his ancestors back in Manitoba, and to connect with his elders. His art celebrates the balance between residing on the west coast, and his cultural roots of Cree heritage.

Counting at Kits Beach


Weight 250 g
Dimensions 23 × 23 × 2 cm
ISBN-13 9781928120438


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