Author: Sam McBratney
Illustrator: Anita Jeram
Publisher: Candlewick Press, December 1, 2008 (Board Book Edition)
Age: 2 - 5
Topic: Insecurities of children, Family bonds, Parental love and reassurances, Uniqueness and Individuality.
Opening: Once upon a time there was a mother bear, a father bear, and three baby bears. A first baby bear. A second baby bear. And a third baby bear.
Book Summary: Mommy and Daddy Bear convince three worried cubs that there's plenty of love to go around in this comforting tale
Activity: make a family portrait. Discuss the qualities of every member of the house that makes them special and loved in their own way.
Why I Like This Book:
This is a quiet, warm and gentle tale of reassurance that no matter what, you are loved. It is hard to convince children that they are all special and loved equally by their parents. This book in a way helps parents to reassure their questioning little ones they are all special, all loved and all can be their parents’ favorite for their uniqueness and individuality.