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by Claudia Rueda
Translated by Elisa Amado


Published by Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, 2010
36 pages
ISBN: 978𢠪88999917

Ages 2-5

As winter approaches a mother bear tells her cub it抯 time to sleep, but the small bear balks. 揑 don抰 want to go to sleep. For every caution the mother bear offers梬inter is cold . . . it抯 long . . . the snow will be deep梩he determined young bear is ready with a comeback. To her final warning, 揌ere comes a storm, the little bear says, 揟hat will be fun. And it is, until the snow grows so thick and white (on a series of wordless page spreads) that the cub loses sight of its mother. 揗amma!! Claudia Rueda抯 elegantly spare and wonderfully warm and comforting picture book is told through a brief back-and-forth dialogue between the two bears, set against uncluttered illustrations that use rounded shapes, curving lines, and just a handful of colors to convey character, mood, and feeling, including welcome reassurance when mother and cub are reunited.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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