The Children’s Book Review | January 25, 2014
By Kadir Nelson
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (January 7, 2014)
Video courtesy of HarperKids.
From Kadir Nelson, winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, comes a transcendent picture book in the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown about a lost little bear searching for home.
This simple story works on so many levels: as the tale of a bear who finds his way home with the help of his animal friends; as a reassuring way to show children how to comfort themselves and find their way in everyday life; and on a more philosophical level, as a method of teaching readers that by listening to your heart and trusting yourself, you will always find a true home within yourself—and that even when it feels like you are alone, you never really are.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
Add this book to your collection: Baby Bear, by Kadir Nelson
If you like the look of Baby Bear or you’re a fan of Kadir Nelson’s amazing work, you will definitely enjoy our interview with this very talented author-illustrator: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” Speech with Kadir Nelson
About the Contributor (Contributor Profile)The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!
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