Little One

Category: Themes: Animals
A new bear cub and his mother discover the world together, through every season, in this quiet and gorgeous picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Jo Weaver.  
Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 9781561459247
  • Publication date: 03/01/2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-5/8" x 10-5/8"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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Description

A new bear cub and his mother discover the world together, through every season, in this quiet and gorgeous picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Jo Weaver.

★ “Gorgeously drafted charcoal artwork…terrifically self-assured.” ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

★ “Quietly stunning.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Spring is here and new life is stirring. There is so much for Big Bear to teach her new cub as they step out into the forest. Together they eat, swim, fish, and play as one season becomes the next. With Big Bear’s help, Little One grows more and more confident, until winter comes once more and it’s time to head home.

With gentle text and stunning black and white illustrations, award-winning author-illustrator Jo Weaver reveals the wonder of nature, the first steps of independence, and the strength of parental love. Ideal for storytime or bedtime as well as for early childhood and elementary nature and animal studies.

Author/Illustrator

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Jo Weaver

Author

Jo Weaver worked in international development and as a support worker at a center for the homeless before turning to illustration. She has an MA in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. Little One is her first picture book.

Reviews

“Gorgeously drafted charcoal artwork…terrifically self-assured…” ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

“Quietly stunning.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“This is the sort of book that will make little ones of the human sort want to cuddle up and feel comforted by the big ones in their lives.” ―Wall Street Journal

“A sweet parent-child story for bedtime that evokes safety, peace, and plenty.” ―School Library Journal

“[A] simple tale of togetherness and growing independence” ―Booklist Online

Awards

CCBC Choices (Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2017

Best Children’s Books of the Year (Starred) ―Bank Street College of Education, 2017

Best Picture Books about Family ―Kirkus Reviews, 2016

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Starred, Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2017

More Details

AR Level: 2.8
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: AD630L
Themes: Bears, Parent-Child Relationships, Seasons
BISAC 1: JUV002030 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears
BISAC 2: JUV029000 JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General
BISAC 3: JUV013060 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents