Dash, Charlie and Theo are three little bears who, after a careless accident, break their mother's favorite blue seashell. Afraid of telling her the truth, the three set off in their boat to try and find a blue shell to replace the broken one. These bears are in for an epic adventure as they search high and low, navigate through storms and calm seas, and inspect creepy caves. Will Dash, Charlie and Theo make it home in time for supper with a new shell for mother?
From the co-creator of the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series comes a high seas adventure inspired by the classic picture books Little Bear and Where the Wild Things Are.
Three bear siblings break their mother’s favorite blue seashell, and rather than tell her, they decide to set out in their sailboat to find her a new one. On their quest they encounter salty sailors, strange new islands, huge whales, and vast seas but no blue seashells. When a treacherous storm suddenly blows in, the three bears find themselves tossed about in their little boat, far from Mama. What will become of their search, and what will it take to bring them safely home?
This read aloud shares its best qualities with classic picture books: breath-taking illustrations, epic adventure, and a subtle message about taking responsibility for your actions.
David Soman illustrates the Ladybug Girl books, which he also writes with his wife. Mr. Soman comes from a family of artists. He is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, as well as at The Mill Street Loft, a non-profit arts education center in the Hudson Valley. He lives with his wife and two kids in upstate New York. This is the first picture book he has written and illustrated himself.
Praise for Three Bears in a Boat:
* "Gorgeous . . . A first purchase for all."—School Library Journal (starred review)
* "Humorous and intelligent—and with watercolor seascapes so luminous that readers will want to jump in—this is a book to be treasured for years to come."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
* "Breathtaking . . . Beautiful . . . Gentle"—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A beautiful journey you’ll want to return to repeatedly. . . . If you’re looking for a gift book, a bedtime book, or just something uniquely attractive to the eye, seek ye just three little bears. Charm incarnate.”—Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse 8 Production, School Library Journal
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2014
A Kirkus Best Book of 2014