We have had a lot of fires in California this season. My dad was a forest fire fighter and #CDF #calfire battalion chief, so I grew up around land fires and Smokey Bear was my hero. :) I also saw his crew light backfires for control burns and even as a child it always made sense to see the fires used this way. Now, I’ve taught my children about the importance of indigenous fire land management. My youngest son chose this storybook and it’s perfect to continue to teach about respect for fire and it’s significance today. The book also includes fire education resources. The artwork, as usual, is visually appealing and beautiful!
📚❤️🔥”Beaver Steals Fire” is a traditional story from the Salish people of Montana area. It is retold by Johnny Arlee (Salish and Kootenia) and illustrated/artistic work by Sam Sandoval. The story includes Coyote who devises a plan to steal fire from the keeper of the sky world, Curlew. Coyote is aided by his other animal friends who also protected it from the rains. 🔥🌧