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Parents' Guide to

Bear Is a Bear

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Gorgeous illustrations and warm message of love over time.

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Dan Santat's gorgeous, colorful illustrations are the first thing readers will notice about this beautiful book, and Jonathan Stutzman's kind words bring warmth and love to each page. Bear Is a Bear is a wonderful way for young kids to see their feelings of love and attachment to beloved stuffed animals brought to life, and to know that these friends can be with them their entire lives.

The words are simple, rhythmic, and combine realities of life with kids' imaginary life with their stuffed animals, and the illustrations capture facial expressions perfectly. This is a great read-aloud book, especially at bedtime.

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