My Favorite Bear

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This reassuring, easy-to-read bedtime story for toddlers sweetly introduces the eight species of bears around the world as a mother bear soothes her cub to sleep. Richly textured and realistic illustrations wrap readers in the warmth of this loving story. Additional facts at the end of the book for young naturalists to grow with make this the perfect book for parents and little cubs to share.




Andrea Gabriel

children's book illustration of bears by Andrea Gabriel
children's book illustration of sleeping fox family by Andrea Gabriel


“This begins with a mother bear tucking her cub in for the night as she sings a lullaby about bear life. Her song (“Some bears eat fish. / Some like bamboo. / Some bears hunt by the light of the moon.”) gives basic facts about bears, but it’s Gabriel’s realistic artwork that brings these facts to life. She shows brown bears catching fish out of the river, giant pandas feasting in a bamboo forest, and a polar bear walking across the frozen landscape. In the end, mother bear’s favorite bear is, of course, her own “sleepy cub.” A page of bear facts rounds things out. A taste of natural history for very young children to ponder.”


children's book illustration of baby polar bear by Andrea Gabriel
children's book illustration of sleeping bear by Andrea Gabriel


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