A mother bear wakes one spring and leaves her den, followed by a very small cub. Big Bear promises Little One that there is much to discover, and so they set out together, Big Bear teaching Little One to swim, fish, and meet their fellow creatures as the seasons pass. And as winter approaches once again, they find their den and curl up for a winter’s sleep, together as always.
What a wonderful book. The story is simple yet moving, and one that every mother and child can relate to. Gentle, mellow text is easy to read while still being entertaining. The star of the show, however, is the breathtakingly beautiful charcoal art: while in black-and-white, the sweeping nature scenes with rich detail and personality are stunning, and plenty visually interesting enough for JJ. The length is great, and simply, it was one of those books that feels so special to read to your child. We adored this one, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!