With it's steady pace and soft illustrations this story would make for a great bedtime story; the change of the seasons would make this a great story for a fall or spring too! Philp C. Stead weaves a lovely story and somehow manages to always communiate elements of love and kindess in his characters' simple interactions, i.e. A Home for Bird; A Sick Day for Amos McGee. And Erin E. Stead's illustrations are phenomenal! Her drawings give us soft, gentle characters you just want to pet and hug; her leaves and trees are sentinels of fall, capturing the seasons' color perfectly. I love love love her illustrations!! (A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a favorite!)
I love the book and can't wait to share it with my niece all too soon!
|" 'I will miss you, Duck' said Bear. He raised a paw to check the direction of the wind." |
--Philip C. Stead, Bear Has a Story to Tell