Bear's Big Day
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Board book (5/2/2017)
Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon's beloved duo Bear and Floppy head to school in Bear's Big Day--a charming picture book about embracing new experiences.
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 Floppy series from beloved, bestselling author-illustrator Salina Yoon tackles big themes like starting school and being independent, even in scary new situations.
Don't miss these other books from Salina Yoon!
The Bear series
Bear's Big Day
The Penguin series
Penguin and Pinecone
Penguin on Vacation
Penguin in Love
Penguin and Pumpkin
Penguin's Big Adventure
Penguin's Christmas Wish
The Duck, Duck, Porcupine series
Duck, Duck, Porcupine
My Kite is Stuck! And Other Stories
That's My Book! And Other Stories
Be a Friend
Praise For Bear's Big Day…
"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
"These pages will prepare readers for what will surely be a grand adventure . . . A great read-aloud for the beginning of preschool and perfect for one-on-one sharing." - School Library Journal
“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
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9780802738325, 40pp.
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
About the Author
Salina Yoon is an award-winning author-illustrator of nearly two hundred books for children, including Duck, Duck, Porcupine!, the Penguin series, the Bear and Floppy series, and Be a Friend. She studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in San Diego with her family.