Bear's Big Day by Salina Yoon


Bear's Big Day by Salina Yoon

It's Bear's very first day of school! He wants to be grown up, so he leaves his stuffed bunny Floppy at home along with all his familiar things. But being away from his best friend is hard--and the first day doesn't turn out quite how like Bear wanted it to. Bear learns that the first day of school might not always be perfect, and being grown up doesn't have to mean giving up the things he loves. This third book in the Bear and Bunny series from beloved, bestselling author-illustrator Salina Yoon tackles big themes like starting school and being independent, even in scary new situations. Awards for Salina Yoon A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year (Stormy Night) An NPR Best Book (Found) Winner of the 2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book (Found) A Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick (Be a Friend) A Scholastic Teachers Top 10 Picture Book (Penguin's Big Adventure)


Yoon's confident storytelling and appealingly chunky artwork create an emotionally resonant tale with some well-handled moments of levity. Publishers Weekly Yoon's digital illustrations use bold black lines, simple shapes, and bright colors to focus attention on the characters, and Bear's feelings are evident ... Going to school doesn't mean leaving childhood behind; stuffed lovies have a place still. Kirkus Reviews This comforting story successfully addresses the common fear of storms for a young audience ... This storm's impact has no lasting power against a family's love. School Library Journal on STORMY NIGHT Readers will appreciate the graduating reassurances that range from self-soothing to group hugs ... Youngsters will empathize with Bear and derive comfort from the loving togetherness his family displays while keeping the storm at bay. Kirkus Reviews on STORMY NIGHT Yoon's bright colors and big shapes make this scary storm story feel thoroughly cozy, and readers will be tickled to see Bear adeptly comfort his panicky parents. Publishers Weekly on STORMY NIGHT A terrific combination for preschoolers and early readers who will sympathize with Bear's competing desires. The New York Times Book Review on FOUND A thoughtful, flawlessly executed exploration of theory of mind and emotional intelligence. -- starred review Publishers Weekly on FOUND A winning tale about finding new friends. Kirkus Reviews on FOUND Charm and warmth suffuse every page of this book, and the message that it's important to do the right thing even when it's hard is one that everyone needs to hear. Library Media Connection on FOUND A touching, satisfying story that models healthy love between people and their toys. School Library Journal on FOUND

About the Author

Salina Yoon was born in Korea and moved with her parents to the United States when she was four. Salina has written and illustrated many books for children, and lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and children.

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40 pages


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Publication date

2nd June 2016



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