Big Bear's Big Boat (Hardcover)

By Eve Bunting, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618585373, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013



Big Bear outgrew his little boat, so he is building himself a big boat and can't wait till he's rowing, fishing, and relaxing in it. When his friends start suggesting improvements, Big Bear obligingly follows their advice. To his dismay, his big boat is turning out all wrong. It's because he hasn't followed his own dream, and he knows exactly how to fix it. With all the simplicity, warmth, and wisdom of Little Bear's Little Boat, this book honors an important step in growing up.

Praise For Big Bear's Big Boat

"A story riding on a Thoreau-vian sensibility with a Zen serenity. . . . This story is more than just a tale of sticking to your vision—it's a small world unto itself. A keeper."
Kirkus, starred review