Big Bear Hug

Category: Book
By (author): Oldland, Nicholas
Series: Life In The Wild
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association (2011) Short-listed
Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (2010) Winner
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: August 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 7.88in x 7.88in x 0.25in
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$ 8.99
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From The Publisher*A huge bear is wandering through the forest - but wait a minute! Who's that he's hugging? A beaver? And a moose? And a bird? And a tree? Welcome to the world of Big Bear Hug, a contemporary fable about a bear who has an appetite for hugging everything in sight - even creatures that bears have been known to eat. One day, the benevolent bear meets up with a human. This human proceeds to do something the bear cannot understand: he raises his axe and begins to cut down a tree. Suddenly the bear doesn't feel like hugging anymore and must make a difficult decision on how to stop this destruction in his forest. The environmental message of Big Bear Hug is both funny and powerful, while simple enough to engage very young children and show them the awesome power of a hug.
From The Publisher*An environmental fable that illustrates the awesome power of a hug.
Review Quote*This debut is a treat for the tree hugger in all of us.
Review Quote*... an attractive and appealing book.
Review Quote*... the book's quick humor makes it easy to embrace.
Review Quote*Oldland's rustic-styled digital artwork looks like a hip flannel pajama print ... and his pictures play sly comic foil to the earnest text.