Peter's Moccasins (Dakota Version)
Series: Stories in Season
Grandmother has made Peter a pair of beautiful moccasins. The moccasins are finely detailed with tufted moose hair and porcupine quills. Peter's classmates all wear sneakers, not moccasins. Peter hides his moccasins until a classmate brings her pair of beaded moccasins for show and tell. This story portrays the universal childhood fear of being different. It also models teacher sensitivity to class individuality and emotional needs. This video is an adaptation of the picture book written by Jan Truss and Nancy MacKenzie and illustrated by Philip Spink.