Little Bear's Little Boat by Eve Bunting

Little Bear's Little Boat

Written by Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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Tender and true, this is a beautiful story about Little Bear’s loss as he grows too big for the little boat he loves. Since he can no longer fish from the boat or dream in it, he searches for another Little Bear who might enjoy it. Handsomely produced in a neat board book format it charts the pain of growing up and the rewards that can be found, too.

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Little Bear's Little Boat by Eve Bunting

Little Bear loves his little boat. He rows it around the lake. He fishes from it. He lies and dreams in it. But then something strange happens. Little Bear begins to grow and, one day, he no longer fits in his little boat.

Poor Little Bear. Does getting bigger mean giving up the things you love?


'A beautiful meditation on what it means to leave your childhood behind'

'A tale about moving on, told with vintage-style illustrations'

'Guaranteed to become a favourite and taken everywhere ... You cannot help but fall in love with Little Bear'

'Eve Bunting deals delicately with the sadness of growing up, and joyfully with the experience of sharing ... charmingly illustrated, and with an important message about change'

About the Author

Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting lives in Pasadena, California. She is the author of many books for children published by Egmont and HarperCollins. Litte Bear's Little Boat is her first book for Bloomsbury.

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32 pages


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Publication date

6th September 2004




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