Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Bear's Busy Family

Bear's Busy Family

Stella Blackstone
Illustrator:  Debbie Harter 
Board Book  Series
For ages 3 to 5
Barefoot Books, 2000   ISBN: 978-1841483917

Prepare yourself to meet the members of Bear's family. They are all busy creatures so you are ready? Here is Grandma who is baking bread. Grandpa is also making something but you can't eat the bowls that he is making. 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 board book young children will enjoy meeting the colorful, busy, and creative members of Bear's family, and grownups will be able to use this book to 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 lovable character, the illustrations are beautifully executed with lots of color, action, and detail. Debbie Harter's own distinctive style is delightful and it is sure to appeal to young bear lovers.