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*Starred Review* This visual treat of a book follows Papa Bear and Little Bear on an adventure from the countryside to a bustling city. Papa Bear is hibernating in the forest, toes up and round belly on full display. Little Bear, however, is too caught up in honey thoughts to worry about winter approaching, and a sort of buzzing beckons him out of the forest. He's hot on the heels of a bee. Call it intuition, but Papa Bear wakes suddenly wondering where his little cub has scampered off to and he sets off at a trot through the forest. This is the premise, and it's simple enough, right. But no—French author and illustrator Chaud wends us through intricate scenes, first populated with all kinds of animals and trees, then cityscapes filled with people, so bustling and charmingly detailed that the eye, happily, doesn't know where to land first. It's Where's Waldo., Little Bear-style. Chaud, however, knows when to pause for effect, as during Papa Bear's rousing solo at the Opera House, where Little Bear has arrived. The pictures really do tell the story here; the words seem almost unnecessary. With a distinctive art style, large vertical trim size, and expressive characters—from bear to opera-goer—this is a book not to be missed. Encore! Preschool-Kindergarten. --Ann Kelley
Benjamin Chaud is an author and illustrator living in the South of France. He illustrates the Pomelo and the FEe Coquillette series, and he is the author and illustrator of Tralali: La musique de petit bruits, a CD for children, and the picture books Adieu Chaussette and Coquillages et petit ours.
"A bedtime book for kids that I don't mind reading over and over."--Cool Mom Picks