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  • Published: 13 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781984852274
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $35.00

A Story for Small Bear



In this sweet, lyrical picture book, perfect for bedtime, a playful cub prepares for hibernation, saving just enough time for Mama to share a story before they must settle down.

Autumn is ending and a chilly breeze is drifting in, which can mean only one thing-- it's time to hibernate over the long winter. But before Small Bear does, she'd like for Mama to tell her some stories. Mama agrees, with one condition: all the preparation must get done-- no dilly, no dally. So Small Bear tries to be good, venturing off to find sprigs for her winter bed, splishing and splashing in the stream, and climbing up, up, up into the tall forest trees in search of acorns. When she finally returns home, Small Bear snuggles down with Mama in their den. Did she make it back in time? "You did," Mama answers, and pulls her in close. And then Mama tells the most wonderful tale of a little bear--just like Small Bear--who, while enjoying the world around her, saved just enough time for stories.

  • Published: 13 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781984852274
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $35.00

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Praise for A Story for Small Bear

Praise for Alice B. McGinty's The Girl Who Named Pluto: "An inspiring and beautifully illustrated tale made all the better by its historical foundation." —Kirkus Review, Starred Review Praise for Richard Jone's Whale in a Fishbowl: "This subtle, satisfying narrative will be especially appealing to introspective readers who yearn for something that's perhaps yet unknown."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review "The tale of how the solitary Wednesday discovers the sea and her destiny is heartwarming, and readers will cheer for her."—Booklist, starred review "By reaching for emotional rather than documentary truth, this team explores the injustice of captivity with a gentle touch."—Publishers Weekly, starred review "This moving tale of longing and belonging is sure to prompt introspection, likely making it a popular choice for independent reading as well as reading aloud."—Bulletin, starred review

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