Monday, January 23, 2012
You and Me, Little Bear by Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth
This is just one book in the Little Bear Big Bear series which are popular world wide. Little Bear wants to play yet there is a lot of work to be done first. After gathering wood for the fire, fetching water from the stream and cleaning up the cave among other jobs, Big Bear finally takes a rest then spends time playing with Little Bear. This story mirrors what might be a typical day with a preschooler at home with Mum or Dad. Author, Martin Waddell is very skilled at depicting life's lessons in a gentle and natural manner.
Muted water colours and pencil drawings depict the forest habitat and the facial expressions of both bears show the love these two bears have for each other. This would be a great book to take home and share with a pre-school sibling.
Click on the link below to hear this book read in Dutch. So cute: