Bear Came Along

Bear Came Along

Book - 2019
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An assortment of animals living separate lives discover they need each other when they have a chance encounter on a river.
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780316464475
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,colour illustrations ;,31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pham, LeUyen - Illustrator


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FPL_Jenni Apr 17, 2021

Bear Came Along masterfully portrays the significance of friendship and community in a thrilling tale. The river in the story turns into a clear and evident string that connects all of the woodland animals together as more and more of them hop onto the log with Bear. Similarly, before Bear and the other animals came along, the river had no clue that it was capable of adventure. Bear Came Along uses both its illustrations and engaging text in order to depict that everyone is connected someway or another, and that the is most of the time more important than the things that divide us. Having a gang of woodland animals that would not have met if they had not fallen on the log demonstrate to children that we all live on the same earth, and that sometimes it is better to be together than to remain apart. A wonderful picture book with beautiful illustrations that is more than deserving of its 2020 Caldecott Honor Book selection and its Texas 2X2 Reading List selection.

Aug 30, 2019

enjoyed the artwork, cute story, sweet and profound ending

IndyPL_JosephL Aug 10, 2019

Building a story by building action is a great way to get kids excited for a book. I'm not entirely sure this one does it well enough though. Formatting complications and an odd progression of events make this story's build-up feel stilted and clouded by an even weirder moral when all is said and done.

MelissaStorytime Jul 29, 2019

This is a fun adventure story, featuring animals with different personalities and points of view, who all end up on an unintended adventure together. A good group read aloud for PrK-2nd grade.

Jul 22, 2019

Great story about having a adventure even if you think everything is going downstream.

mazinwhistler Jun 25, 2019

This is a beautifully written and illustrated story. Get outside, make new friends, have an adventure and essentially enjoy the ride!

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