I was looking for something comforting and light to read when I couldn’t fall asleep in the middle of the night, and then I see the completely stunning cover of this picture book and was instantly enchanted…
When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous – and his habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colorful leaves…just trying to go home.
Maybe he needs some help?
This tale of acceptance gently highlighting the plight of polar bears in today’s changing climate had me enraptured from start to finish.
I genuinely can’t stop thinking of the utterly vibrant illustrations in here. Like, I tried to close my eyes after reading and all I could see were the lively colors springing up in my mind over and over. Here’s a handful of examples of said occurrence:
Sandra Dieckmann’s debut picture book about helping outsiders is one heart-warming tale I’d highly recommend.
ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Expected publication: October 10th, 2017