The Beavers’ Big House tells the story of a forest fire and how two beavers – Baptiste and Betsy – rally the other forest animals to fight it. The story teaches children valuable lessons, such as the need for cooperation and preparedness.
The DVD includes the motion book with an English narration read by Joanne Panas, and a Michif narration read by Norman Fleury. The DVD also includes the option to go through each illustration at your own pace.
PDFs of the story in English and in Michif, with thumbnails of the illustrations to easily follow along with the DVD, are available on The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture: http://www.metismuseum.ca/browse/index.php?id=1287. Lesson plans are included in the resource, Bringing Métis Children’s Literature to Life: Teacher Guidebook for GDI Publications available for free download at http://www.metismuseum.ca/resource.php/13827.