Baby Bear

Baby Bear

Book - 2014
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As Baby Bear tries to find his way home through the forest, he asks many different woodland creatures for help and finds that much of their advice is more comforting than helpful.
Publisher: New York : Balzar + Bray, c2014.
ISBN: 9780062241726
Branch Call Number: NEL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

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ChristchurchKids Feb 25, 2014

Wandering lost through the forest at night, Baby Bear encounters lots of other animals, all of whom have advice for the stray cub. Some animals are helpful ("Look up and keep going," encourages Owl) while others are silly ("Hug a tree," suggest the squirrels). Yet with their guidance, Baby Bear is lovingly shepherded home before sunrise. Award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson's lush, moonlight-drenched paintings create an atmosphere of quiet wonder in this comforting read that's just right for bedtime. If you're looking for another lost-and-found animal story, check out Come Along Daisy! by Jane Simmons.

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LibrLdyMapleValley Feb 11, 2014

Sweet and existential... quite a combination for a children's book. The artwork is realistic and nicely done but in the end the little bear expresses his unity with all nature instead of just finding his mom. The audience for this picture book may not appreciate the subtle stuff and will probably long for the lost cub to be reunited with a parent.

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