Parents' Guide to

Baby Bear

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Loving friends, sweet cub make this a timeless classic.

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+
age 2+

Good for young ones

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated
From acclaimed artist Kadir Nelson, BABY BEAR is simply beautiful, in its message and its artwork. It covers familiar picture-book ground: coping with being lonely and afraid. This young cub, however, doesn't find comfort in the snuggle of a parent -- in fact, his parents are nowhere to be seen. Instead, he gets through the night with loving encouragement from the other woodland creatures.
Nelson's warm illustrations seem to glow in the moonlight. Perspectives shift from one page to the next: On one spread you're peering down at Baby Bear crying at the base of a boulder, and on the next you have an awe-inspiring view of a ram perched above. Tiny details will hold young ones' interest, such as an insect's legs and wings peeking out of a frog's mouth or clues to which animal might appear next. This is a bedtime book to savor.

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