Saturday, December 14, 2019

Review - My Big Bear, My Little Bear and Me

My Big Bear, My Little Bear and Me
by Margarita del Mazo
illustrated by Rocío Bonilla
Date: 2019
Publisher: Nube Ocho
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 36
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

It's good to have a bear, but this little girl has two: the big one has the strength of a giant, and the small one is as soft as cotton. Join our protagonists on her fun day out hand-in-hand with her two bears.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is a simple little book that explores the father-daughter bond. The little girl goes out to enjoy a snowy day with her two "bears"; one is her teddy, and the other is her father (wearing an adorable hat). She tells the reader what each of her bears provides for her, whether it's warmth or new friends.

The illustrations are quite cute. I like the way the father is depicted, as a sort of large, comforting presence. We don't need to see his face to understand the feelings of safety he engenders for his daughter.

I enjoyed this one. While it's not going to be for everyone (it's a bit light on story, and is really just an exploration of the relationship), it's still a sweet little picture book.

Thank you to NetGalley and Nube Ocho for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 3.67 out of 5

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