With Mother's Day fast approaching, here's a deceptively simple board book that tackles a challenging milestone in a child's life: outgrowing his favorite things. The mother in Little Bear's Little Boat by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, models a way to be there for her cub, to explain what's happening to him, and then to give him time to take that in.
It's a terrific book to read together and to turn to whenever growing pains hit.
And, speaking of books to read together, don't forget the Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books to Read Aloud with Children of All Ages, now available in an ebook edition. See our Home Page for details.
Happy Mother's Day!
With all my best,
|Review: Little Bear's Little Boat|
Little Bear's Little Boat
By Eve Bunting, illus. by Nancy Carpenter
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
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In Eve Bunting's reassuring tale, a bear cub accepts that he is growing too big for his favorite boat where he rowed, fished and dreamed.
The mother in Little Bear's Little Boat by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter serves as a model of how to instill confidence in her cub.