TWO BEARS – An Epic journey of Hope
Written by: Patricia Hegarty
Illustrated by: Rotem Teplow
Published by: Caterpillar Books – Imprint of the Little Tiger Group, UK 2020
Ages: 3-6 years
Theme: Hope, journey,
Opening Lines: This is the story of two bears, who lived many, many miles from each other in two very different worlds.
Synopsis: from the back cover… Discover what happens when two bears who are worlds apart embark on the journeys of a lifetime and find that sometimes differences are only skin-deep.
Why I like this: This is beautifully illustrated in pastel hues giving the story a whimsical feel. Two very different bears are forced to travel looking for food due to environmental change. One from the north the other from the south trek through forest and snow until they come face to face. At the back of the book are notes on Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears. There are also some suggestions on what we can do to help save the bears and our environment.
Patricia Hegarty began working in children’s publishing more years ago than she cares to remember and is now Editorial Director at Caterpillar Books. As an editor she has worked on titles ranging from atlases to animal pop-ups, craft kits to crazy mazes, and sticker books to secret diaries, and as an author has many of her own books sitting on shelves around the world.
Rotem Teplow lives with her husband and son in a small village by the Judean desert in Israel. She currently illustrates for newspapers and children books worldwide.
More of Patricia’s books… https://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Hegarty/e/B00E6ZH8EG
How to stay safe from bears… https://www.takethemoutside.com/bear-safety-and-kids/
10 Simple ways children can save the earth… https://thriveglobal.com/stories/10-simple-ways-kids-can-help-the-earth/
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What a sweet book. Love your review.
Thank you Darlene it is a very sweet book yet there is a clear message.
We can never have enough bear books.
Ha, yes and imagine the cute merchandise you could have with it. It is very adorable at the end.
This sounds like a lovely, and magical book. And that cover, with the bears gazing at a full moon, makes one hopeful.
Yes it is lovely and the message of hope as they journey through beautiful scenery is magical. Glad you like this.
This is a clever idea about two bears from opposites part of the world meeting as they search for food. It certainly demonstrates what is happening for wildlife everywhere with changes climate. Love the beautiful illustrations! Thanks for sharing!
Sounds really interesting. I’ll have to find this one. Thanks for highlighting it Diane.