Synopses & Reviews
Bear previously seen in Found and Stormy Night considers himself to be a “big bear” now and he’s ready to leave his much loved stuffed rabbit Floppy at home when he goes to school. Or is he? “Bear thought school would be lots of fun” writes Yoon. “But something—or someone—was missing.” Luckily Bear’s teacher Miss Fox is there to pass along some advice (“Being big doesn’t mean you have to do everything by yourself”) and help Bear with an arts and crafts project that lets him share the school day with Floppy. (Several of Bear’s classmates readers will notice are already bringing their own stuffed friends to school.) Yoon’s confident storytelling and appealingly chunky artwork create an emotionally resonant tale with some well handled moments of levity—Bear’s bear shaped backpack is both central to the plot and adorable. Up to age 5. Agent: Jamie Weiss Chilton Andrea Brown Literary. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
It's Bear's very first day of school He wants to be grown up, so he leaves his stuffed bunny Floppy at home along with all his familiar things. But being away from his best friend is hard--and the first day doesn't turn out quite how like Bear wanted it to. Bear learns that the first day of school might not always be perfect, and being grown up doesn't have to mean giving up the things he loves.
This third book in the Bear and Bunny series from beloved, bestselling author-illustrator Salina Yoon tackles big themes like starting school and being independent, even in scary new situations.
Awards for Salina Yoon
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year (Stormy Night)
An NPR Best Book (Found)
Winner of the 2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book (Found)
A Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick (Be a Friend)
A Scholastic Teachers Top 10 Picture Book (Penguin's Big Adventure)