Baby Bear
Illustrated By: Kadir Nelson
Baby Bear  -     By: Kadir Nelson
    Illustrated By: Kadir Nelson
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Illustrated By: Kadir Nelson
Balzer + Bray / 2013 / Hardcover

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* Baby Bear is lost. As he struggles to find his way through the forest, he meets animals who share their wisdom---trust yourself, listen to your heart, and keep walking and you'll find your way home. Nelson's stunning illustrations and poetic text will show your little cubs they are loved and never alone. 40 pages, hardcover from Balzer & Bray.

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Title: Baby Bear
By: Kadir Nelson
Illustrated By: Kadir Nelson
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.03 X 6.60 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 0062241729
ISBN-13: 9780062241726
Ages: 4-8
Stock No: WW241726

Publisher's Description

The acclaimed tale of a lost little bear searching for home from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winner Kadir Nelson.

Baby Bear is lost and afraid. All the other animals try to help:
Trust yourself.
Sing a song.
Retrace your steps.

As Baby Bear gains courage with every step, he realizes he was never far from home after all.

With poetic text and stunning illustrations, Baby Bear is an impressive addition to the canon of timeless picture book classics.

Author Bio

Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors for Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and won an NAACP Image Award. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Nelson's authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book. He is also the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Baby Bear.

Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors for Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and won an NAACP Image Award. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Nelson's authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book. He is also the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Baby Bear.

Editorial Reviews

“In Nelson’s hands, the natural world is enviably ruled by kind intentions and respect.”
“A final picture book, filled with moody, sumptuous paintings, evokes the feelings of trust and vulnerability that small children are liable to experience in a world so much bigger than they are.”
“The award-winning Nelson turns from nuanced treatments of historical subjects to this exploration of a classic preschool trope: a lost animal’s search for home. . . . Resonant.”
“Nelson builds his tale on the simplest bedtime-story scaffolding: a bear cub loses its way home and asks other forest animals for help. What distinguishes Nelson’s creation is an atmosphere of loving-kindness and the affirmation of Baby Bear’s ability to make the journey alone.”
“Nelson’s luscious oils on canvas are as breathtaking as ever, and his superb, almost life-sized, depictions of these creatures in their natural environment hold a wonder of their own.”
“Kadir Nelson’s exquisitely understated picture book charts a bear cub’s journey to find his home, with helpful advice from his fellow woodland creatures.”

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