Sunday, January 20, 2008
The other day I mentioned Leaves, by David Ezra Stein, as another good seasonal, hibernating-bear book. This is one from this past year, and if you recall it was one of the nominees for the Mock Caldecott discussion I went to a couple of weeks back.
The bear is in his first year, and everything is new and wonderful. However, when the leaves begin to fall he becomes sad. He tries to stick them back on the trees, and when that fails he goes to sleep. He awakes to find new buds on the trees and is joyful again.
Leaves is a sweet book about a sweet bear. The pleasant illustrations are ink and watercolor.