Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews



Claudia Rueda
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 6
Groundwood Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-0888999917

Winter has come, and it is time for mother bear and little bear to hibernate, but little bear does not want to go to sleep. Even when his mother tells him that he will “freeze” out in the woods and that there’s “no food to eat,” little bear insists that he will be fine. Strong winds, deep snow, and storms do not frighten little bear. At least they don’t for a while.

In this beautifully simple picture book, the author combines a minimal text with minimal art to create a picture book that will resonate with all young children who are prone to saying “no” before they fully appreciate what they are saying no to!