Top positive review
Wonderful in every way!
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2014
The minute I see the name "Kadir Nelson" I have to buy the book. I love his artwork and his books are inevitably wonderful. This one is no different. The story follows a young bear who is lost as he seeks to find his way home. He receives advice from the other animals he meets along the way, each seeking to help him in their own way. From the cougar who tells him to "remember how you got here" to the ram who tells him to sing a song, Baby Bear searches for the way home. A beautiful look at the journey that we all take through life searching for a place to call home and those we meet along the way to help guide us there. A sweet story that can be looked at from many levels of understanding with much that can be discussed and enjoyed. The illustrations are vintage Nelson from the sweet-eyed bear to the grinning salmon and the end pages which depict a night scene giving way to dawn. I think my favorite illustration though is the one with Baby Bear hugging the tree and thinking of home.