Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Bear’s Busy Family

Bear’s Busy Family

Stella Blackstone
Illustrator:  Debbie Harter 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 3 to 5
Barefoot Books, 2000   ISBN: 978-1841481531

Prepare yourself to meet the members of Bear’s family. They are all busy. Are you ready? Here is Grandma who is baking bread. Grandpa is also making something but you can’t eat what he making – he is making bowls. Bear’s uncle is catching fish and his auntie is singing her heart out. His Mommy is making a dress and his Daddy is busy with his flowers in the garden.

Even the young bears in the family are busy. I wonder what all this activity is for. Shall we go outside and see?

In this charming picture book young children will enjoy meeting the colorful, busy, and creative members of Bear’s family, and grownups will find this book to be useful to help show children how family members are connected and how they can work together to create a special day for everyone.

This is just one book in a series of titles about Bear and like the other books about this loveable character, the illustrations are beautifully executed with lots of color, action, and detail. Debbie Harter has her own distinctive style which is delightful and sure to appeal to young bear lovers.