Who Is Boo? Book Series
Who Is Boo? is a children's book series that chronicles a perpetually curious rabbit, on his continuous race around the world with his brother . Along the way, Boo meets many animals. The title character is inspired by Nanabozho, a trickster figure in Ojibwe mythology, but the story itself is inspired from the trickster characters prevalent in all ethnicities.
The first of a series of adventure stories about this fleet-footed rabbit, ‘Boo’ is about curiosity that leads to wonderment that leads to helpfulness! In a world that runs the risk of become more disconnected (even though there is an abundance of social networking), it’s about stopping, connecting, and helping those we meet on our way. The show (and the launch of the book) happened in April 2011 at the Royal Alberta Museum. For THREE months, the 21 40" x 30" paintings from the book were on display at the RAM; not just illustrating the book, but the beginnings of story, art and collaboration. The exhibit is currently at the Carter-Ryan Gallery in Canmore, Alberta.
With a bursting population of over 7 billion, a lot of people call planet Earth ‘HOME’. Not surprisingly, people are having to find more and more places to build their homes on this planet, places that we think are uninhabited. But they’re not!
Most likely someone was already living there and in most cases, still are! But they’re not people, they’re animals! As our urban centres expand and people take up more space across the land to live, we are moving into parts of the rural landscape where many animals have long since called home.
Urban Animals is a whimsical look at six of these animals who live in and around places we call home. Sometimes we can find our self face to face with these somewhat confused but always amused, new ‘neighbours’!