Team Tuktu & Friends are up to bat! Learn all about the sport of Inuktitut baseball with this adorable group of arctic animal friends.
Ukaliq is excited to spend the day with his friends, but he’s nervous about playing Inuktitut baseball. What if he isn’t any good at it? Tiri is fast, Nanuq is strong, and Tuktu has good aim. What if Ukaliq can’t even hit the ball? As the game ramps up and Ukaliq steps up to the plate, will he be able to discover his own unique baseball talent?
Nadia Sammurtok is an Inuit writer and educator originally from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Nadia is passionate about preserving the traditional Inuit lifestyle and Inuktitut language so that they may be enjoyed by future generations. Nadia currently lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, with her family.
Simji Park is from South Korea, and is now based in London, England, and Rotterdam, Netherlands. After she finished her study at the Royal College of Art, she started her professional illustration career in 2017. She was awarded first prize in children's illustration at the 2019 Faber Adlyn Prize. Simji creates illustrations with pencils and watercolour for children's books alongside digital animation. She loves drinking tea and wandering in the park. When not doing that, she produces illustrations and animations.
Ali Hinch has been working as a full-time illustrator and designer in educational kids’ literature since getting her degree in illustration from Sheridan College. She’s also dabbled in puppet concepts, set design, storyboarding, and writing for animation. Currently living in Toronto, she spends a lot of time drinking iced tea and making new dog friends.