Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Philomel Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 039924235X ISBN-13: 9780399242359 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 3-8
A darling companion to Old Bear and His Cub from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Gossie books
What's an Old Bear to do when he finds a Little Cub all alone and afraid of the dark? Adopt him, of course! And help him try to get over his fears. In this book we see the father and son from Old Bear and His Cub meet for the first time--and grow to love one another.
With the same bold art and humorous twist on parenting, Olivier Dunrea's tumbling bears will melt your heart and show how strong the bond is between any father and son pair.
Olivier Dunrea is the bestselling creator of the Gossie books as well as Old Bear and His Cub, A Christmas Tree for Pyn, Hanne's Quest and many others. He lives in Dearborn, Michigan, and Narrowsburg, New York.
In a spare preamble to Old Bear and His Cub (2010), Dunrea reveals how Old Bear and Little Cub came to be companions. Dunrea strikes a matter-of-fact tone, subtly pointing out the similarities and differences between the bears, while studiously avoiding sentimentality. Stop that yowling, says bearded Old Bear, his gentle curmudgeonly nature accentuated by his furrowed eyebrows, when he discovers Little Cub sleeping restlessly in a cluster of rocks. When Little Cub requests that Old Bear teach him to fish and get honey, Old Bear responds patiently yet firmly: Yes, I will teach you how to fish. Now go to sleep. Readers will treasure the bears gingerly give-and-takewatching them serendipitously become a family of two is a joy to behold. Ages 3up. (Nov.) 2012 Reed Business Information