Little One – Jo Weaver


Little One – Jo Weaver, Peachtree, 2016.  9781561459247

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Picture book

What did you like about the book? Beautiful black and white illustrations rendered in charcoal tell the story of a mother bear emerging from her winter den to introduce her cub to the world. “There’s so much to discover in your new world, Little One,’ said Big Bear.”  Big Bear takes Little one into the forest instructing her to be gentle with other animals, how to enjoy the long summer days, how to fish, how to swim, how to explore and so much more – until winter returns and it is time to return to the den to hibernate.  The artwork moves through the seasons making this a good choice for storytimes about seasons, especially spring.

Anything you did not like about the book?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book? This peaceful, calm story would be perfect for bedtime.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and day-care centers

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Editor, Youth Services Book Review

Date of Review: October 8, 2021

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