by Stephanie Stansbie
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2022
This breathtaking book celebrates the joyful times spent with a little one and presents a gentle reminder to appreciate all that life has to offer. A young cub wants to be just like Mommy, and she assures her cub that someday that will be the case. But until then, there are meadows to explore together, berries to share, and fish to chase during a swim.
Stunning illustrations depict the special moments shared between Mommy and cub as Mommy explains to her baby that one day, the world will belong to her cub, but for now, they have memories to make together.
Kirkus Reviews (09/15/2022):
Follow a mother bear and cub as they spend a day in the woods and the cub learns about life. Like most parents, Mommy Bear wishes the best for her cub--strength, courage, perseverance in the face of adversity, and future loving companions. Someday. But now is the time for the mother and cub to make memories of berry feasts, swims, and snuggles. Their day is idyllic as they roam, lounge, play, and finally sleep. The illustrations include other animal parent-child units out and about, too. Early in the story, Mommy Bear compares her cub to a sapling growing into a tree, and trees, in various forms and from different perspectives, figure prominently in the soothing illustrations. The dark bears with crisp contours stand out against a variety of soft pastel nature scenes. Tree limbs often flow across the page and subtly underscore the go-with-the-flow attitude of the bears' day. However, the leaves in fall flame hues, which add splashes of color to most illustrations, seem incongruously tiny given the small size of the cub. This quiet, philosophical read-aloud is just right for nap time. Given that Mommy Bear is the picture of relaxed parenting, it's also an ideal gift to remind new mothers or mothers-to-be to savor each day with their child as well as a wonderful Mother's Day present. (This book was reviewed digitally.) A sweet parent-child relationship laced with lessons about enjoying today while also looking ahead to the future. (Picture book. 3-6) COPYRIGHT(2022) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Average rating from 17 members
I received and ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a classic tale about growing up and the love between mother and child. The illustrations follow the classic style as well, and they suit the book perfectly. There is a book that was gifted to us when our Y2K baby was born that I have continued to read to all of my following children. And I will read it to my grandchildren as well. This could be that book to someone. Something you can read to your babies when they are small and employ as a link to those little people and memories of life with them when they are all grown up.
This book is absolutely adorable. Its a sweet story between a Mommy bear and her cub who wants to grow up to be just like Mommy. Mommy Bear explains to little cub that "Someday" you will grow up and do wonderful things in life but in the meantime to enjoy each moment together and make loving, lasting memories.
It's a great read for small children and one I'd definitely recommend.
Thank you to Stephanie Stansbie, Tiger Tales, and Netgalley for this ARC!
Sooo cute and nice! Wonderful story of mother and son love through exploration of their environment!.
Thanks to Netgalley and Tiger Tales for a free digital copy.
A sweet book of a mama bear teaching her cub about how all they do together is preparing the cub for someday. I thoughts the illustrations were lovely and the message very sweet.
I thought this was such a sweet story. I loved the mama and baby connection and the conversation about growing up but not too fast. Also, I appreciated the message about how life experiences growing up shape and ground you. This would be a great gift for a new mom. The illustrations were also beautiful.
Lovely illustrations and cute easy language. I definitely will purchase to read to my students! Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read the book.
by Stephanie Stansbie
A mother bear tells her child what he/ she will do someday. An uplifting story of love connection and sharing. The hue and pallet of the paintings bring the life of a bear into focus for children. It has love of nature, the breath of sunrise, and sunset, and the remarkable natural world. The images can be inspiration for children's illustration, and technique of painting and illustration for children's books.
What a beautiful book in both verse and pictures! This is a story about a little cub wanting to grow up and be just like their mom. She gently reminds them of all the wonderful things they will be able to do one day but to enjoy living in the moment today and making memories. What a wonderful reminder for all of us to enjoy today. Someday will come eventually, but we have but one chance at today, and the memories we make will be carried with us forever. This would be a wonderful book with to cuddle up with your children on the couch with.
Thanks to #NetGalley and Tiger Tales for an ARC of this book.
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