Synopses & Reviews
A darling companion to Old Bear and His Cub from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Gossie books
What's an Old Bear to do when he finds a Little Cub all alone and afraid of the dark? Adopt him, of course! And help him try to get over his fears. In this book we see the father and son from Old Bear and His Cub meet for the first time--and grow to love one another.
With the same bold art and humorous twist on parenting, Olivier Dunrea's tumbling bears will melt your heart and show how strong the bond is between any father and son pair.
Praise for LITTLE CUB
*"Readers will treasure the bears gingerly give-and-takewatching them serendipitously become a family of two is a joy to behold."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Dunrea packs a huge amount of emotion into his limited text and engaging art. A delight for fans of these characters and a lovely next step for children ready to move beyond the Gossie and Friends” series."--School Library Journal, starred review
"What engages is the affectionate, well-honed storytelling voice and the unassuming Hanne herself . . ." -Horn Book
"Beautifully composed and often darkly atmospheric, . . . this handsome, well-written book will find a rapt audience among children . . ." -Booklist, starred review
“Dunrea may well enchant readers with his blending of elements of mythology and fantasy in this unusual adventure.” -Publishers Weekly
Praise for LITTLE CUB
*"Readers will treasure the bears gingerly give-and-take—watching them serendipitously become a family of two is a joy to behold."--Publisher's Weekly, starred review
*"Dunrea packs a huge amount of emotion into his limited text and engaging art. A delight for fans of these characters and a lovely next step for children ready to move beyond the “Gossie and Friends” series."--School Library Journal, starred review
"The universal need for love and companionship is conveyed sweetly and poignantly. Comforting and uplifting."--Kirkus Reviews
"Children will easily relate to the little cubs need to be cared for, even if theyve never experienced being parentless... The pencil and gouache illustrations are rich with autumnal color, and each scene is kept in artful balance by lots of clean, white space both within the illustrated page and on the facing page of text... Besides being shared along with its companion title, this might also be paired with Moores A House in the Woods or even Rylants Mr. Putter and Tabby series, or simply read as a reassuring bedtime book."--BCCB
From the creator of the Gossie and Gertie books comes a playful and charming twist on the relationship between children and the adults who care for them.
Old Bear loves Little Cub with all his heart. He makes sure that Little Cub eats all his porridge, takes a nap during their snowy walk, and wraps his red scarf tightly around his ears. Little Cub doesn't want to be told what to do, but he always listens to Old Bear because he knows that Old Bear loves him so. But when Old Bear catches a cold, it's Little Cub who knows just what to do to make Old Bear feel better. This winning story shows just how much Old Bears and Little Cubs love one another--with all their hearts.
In the short time that Otis
has been in stores, readers-young and old-have taken to it in the same way that readers throughout the years have embraced many of our most celebrated picture books. Loren Long has created a story that is powerful in its simplicity and timelessness, one with a place on the shelf alongside the classics we all grew up reading. And now a whole new age group will fall in love with Otis, the friendly little tractor, thanks to this board book edition. Let the cries of putt puff puttedy chuff begin!
Hanne is the smallest, the quietest, and the youngest hen in Mem Pockets’ henhouse, but when the hens learn that Mem might lose her farm, it is little Hanne who volunteers to go on a quest to save them all. If she can find all nine magical grains and eat them, legend says she will be able to lay three golden eggs. But there are many challenges and terrors along her path . . . can little Hanne face them all alone and get back in time to save the farm?
Christmas is coming. In the craggy rocks on the snowy mountainside, tiny Pyn has her heart set on decorating her very first Christmas tree. But, "No Christmas tree," Papa says. Still, Pyn won't take no for an answer. She knows that a Christmas tree is just the thing their cottage needs to make the season festive and cheery. Pyn is determined to find the perfect Christmas tree - no matter what.
With this story of the love between a father and daughter, Olivier Dunrea captures the true spirit of Christmas.
About the Author
Loren Long grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He pursued graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago after graduating with a BA in Graphic Design/Art Studio from the University of Kentucky. After graduation Long worked as an illustrator for a greeting card company in Cincinnati before beginning his career as a freelance illustrator.
Since then, Long has received numerous accolades for his fluid WPA painting style. He has been awarded two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York, and has been frequently selected for their annual exhibition and book. His work has also appeared in many other major annual exhibitions such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, Step By Step Graphics and Print.
Long’s clients include Time Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Boy’s Life, Land’s End, Sports Illustrated and HBO. He has also illustrated book covers for numerous publishers and has recently concentrated on illustrating books for young readers where his work has garnered much recognition and praise.
The United Nations chose to hang in their lobby Long’s painting of a firefighter in action, along with 21 other selections from the Prevailing Human Spirit Show at the Society of Illustrators.
Recipient of the Golden Kite Award for picture book illustration, presented by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for I Dream of Trains. The book was also selected as one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2003.
Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award.
Illustrates New York Times #1 best-seller, Mr. Peabody’s Apples
To learn more about Loren Long and his books, go to www.lorenlong.com