If I Met a Bear (Hardcover)

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If I Met a Bear (Hardcover)


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A beautiful, funny picture book about facing your biggest fear

When a squirrel enters a cave looking for his lost ball, he hopes he will never ever meet a bear... a book about what can happen when you face your fears.
  • With its restrained color palette and with visual references reminiscent of Jon Klassen, thisbeautiful, funny and special picture book explores what happens when a shy squirrel loses hisball in a spooky cave.
  • Through a simple story and visual cues, this book presents the idea that your biggest fearmight not be so big at all when you come face to face with it ... and that you might evenchange your mind about it.
  • This is a story about facing your fears, overcoming prejudices, rumors and other people'sopinions to form your own beliefs through experience.
  • Gentle, funny and poignant, this book is perfect for sharing at bedtime.
Silvia Borando is a graphic artist and artist based in Milan, Italy. With her signature use of humor, color and graphic imagery, she is the creator of many popular children's books, including Black Cat, White Cat: A Minibombo Book, The Cat Book: A Minibombo Book, and Now You See Me, Now You Don't: A Minibombo Book.
Product Details ISBN: 9781922677730
ISBN-10: 1922677736
Publisher: Five Mile
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
"A wonderful exercise in juxtaposition. Basic shapes and minimal linework will appeal to the very young, while sophisticated patterning will appeal to all. The charming, cheery text also holds a surprise ending, for which giggles are sure to ensue! . . . Simply captivating." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Black Cat, White Cat

"A highly recommended charmer for storytimes in all libraries, exploring concepts of opposites and friendship. This will be a big hit, especially when adult readers draw out that startling reveal at the end." —School Library Journal on Black Cat, White Cat

"Straightforward plotlines and simply rendered illustrations just might encourage kids to imagine, verbalize, and draw additional scenarios for these charismatic critters." —School Library Journal on The Cat Book

"This book will act like catnip for feline fans." —Booklist Online on The Cat Book

"Both a playful exploration of perspective and a goofily amusing animal guessing game...Stylish, charming, and lots of fun." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Near, Far

"Borando aims for a high level of visual acuity and sophistication, demanding sharp eyes and a vivid imagination. Grown-ups and little ones will want to experience the fun again and again. Entertaining and mind-expanding." —Kirkus Reviews on Near, Far