Jan 16, 2012

Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada

For Canadians and by Canadians, this book will delight and amuse Canadian readers with its 101 new stories about the great northern country. Full of inspirational, amusing, and encouraging stories, this collection will touch the heart of any Canadian readers. Stories include a wide range of topics written by Canadians, from daily life and family to Canadian holidays and history, along with tales from tourists and visitors.

Being a Canadian, there were many stories in this book that had me laughing, nodding in agreement, or simply shaking my head in disbelief. Yes, I have to admit, Canadians can be a rather curious sort, and this book was a real treat to read!

One of the first things that made me laugh was a story titled, "You Might Be Canadian If ...". This is a list of a bunch of things that non-Canadians likely could not relate to, but it is hilarious. Here are some of the questions:
  1. Can you locate Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump on a map? 
  2. Do you know what a Double Double is? 
  3. Do you have a stash of Canadian Tire money somewhere in your house? 
  4. Do you know what a toque is?

There are many stories about why Canadians love the game of hockey so much. From early childhood, most of us have been influenced in some way by the national sport that we are so proud of. Many of these stories could have been written by myself or by the kids I went to school with. I could totally relate!

This book has fascinating, inspirational and sometimes humorous stories about Canadian people, places, and traditions. If you are Canadian, or if you want to find out why Canada is such a great place to call home, check out this great new addition to the Chicken Soup for the Soul collection.

Disclosure: Book received courtesy of Shelton Interactive/Chicken Soup for the Soul, in exchange for my honest review.

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