Bearcub and Mama

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of Bearcub And Mama by Sharon Jennings

Published on October 1, 2005

Bearcub And Mama
Sharon Jennings

Kids Can Press
$17.95
1-55337-566-1

Bearcub and Mama by Sharon Jennings (Kids Can Press) celebrates growing up and the mother-and-child bond. As Bearcub follows Mama everywhere, she teaches him survival skills. When he finds himself alone in a breaking storm, he draws on Mama’s lessons and wisdom. The tight cropping of Mélanie Watt’s acrylic artwork creates a feeling of intimacy, while the lack of white space heightens the power of the illustrations. This tender and comforting tale, conveyed in simple language, earns a place in the canon of bedtime reading. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.

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