Synopses & Reviews
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 this gently comic picture book about the push-and-pull between parent (or grandparent) and child, Old Bear and Little Cub don't always see eye to eye, although they love each other. At breakfast, Old Bear directs Little Cub to eat all his porridge ('No, I won't,' said Little Cub. 'Yes, you will,' said Old Bear). One more 'No, I won't' earns Little Cub a hard stare, followed by Old Bear's desired result. The exchange repeats itself when Little Cub would rather not wear a scarf outside or be careful on a craggy rock. But the tables are turned when Old Bear starts sneezing, and he receives some TLC from the young bear. Dunrea (the Gossie & Friends books) unfolds his action on an ample white background with dashes of color--a stand of evergreens, a cozy blue blanket--and his rosy-cheeked characters command center stage. Old Bear, an imposing mass of shaggy brown fur, sports a scruffy gray muzzle and eyebrows that suggest years of hard-earned wisdom. Little Cub, small enough to be handily tossed in the air or ride on a shoulder, is the perfect playful contrast. Ages 3 8. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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. Full color.
About the Author
Olivier Dunrea has written many bestselling books for children, including Bear Noel, The Trow-Wife's Treasure and The Painter Who Loves Chickens. He lives in Narrowsburg, New York.