This story is a picture book about a baby bear who is lost in the woods. He runs into different creatures who give him words of widsom on how to find his home, which he eventually does.
This book is not just about a baby bear trying to find his home; it teaches life lessons. For example it talks about it's going within and listening to that inner voice, trusting yourself, when your down "sing a sng-it will make you feel better." as Ram told the bear. In the begining the pictures are dark, like the bear was walking around at nighttime. As he gets closer to his home they lighen up a little, and when the baby bear finally ffinds his home, it looks like it is dawn.
So brilliant!! What a great analogy, to go from night to dawn like that. I love little subtle details like that. Kudos to the artist or having the insight to do that. Needless the say the pictures were gorgeous. My favorite picture is a picture of the baby bear looking outward from the book, the reflection of the full moon is in both his eyes. I would hang this picture on my wall in a flash if I had one to do so.
Below is an exerpt from the book:
"Excuse me, dear Mountain Lion. I'm lost. Can you help me find my way home?
Oh, is that so? Well, Baby Bear, when I am lost I try to retrace my steps. Can you remember how you got here?
Hmm, I wasn't paying attention. But I think it is that way.
Then perhaps you should go that way.
Thank you, dear Lion..
You're welcome, Baby Bear.
(Baby Bear sees a frog)
Excuse me, dear Frog, I am lost. Can you help me find my way home?
Do you mind? I am busy. Says the frog.
But I'm lost and afraid.
Don not be afraid, Baby Bear. Trust yourself. You will find your way home. Now please, if you don't mind...
Thank you, sir. Baby Bear says.
(Baby Bear runs into a moose and asks him for help. The moose says..)
When I am lost, I sit very still and try to listen to my heart. It speaks as softly and as sweetly as a gently breeze. And it is never wrong. It will lead you home. (The next page the baby bear is silently sitting in the woods apparently thinking to himself. On the next page baby bear is crying. A ram hears his cry and offers this advice..)
"Baby Bear, you ar closer than you think, Sing a song- it will make you feel better."
I am not sure if my review really captures the heartwaming feel of the book or not, but it really is a heartwarming story made more powerful by the wonderful pictures.
There really is more to the story, but that is the basic gist of it.
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