Little Bear loves his little boat. But Little Bear soon begins to grow and grow, until one
day he doesn’t fit in his little boat anymore! All children who experience growing pains
will appreciate Little Bear’s predicament. And they will smile with satisfaction as the
solution to his problem unfolds in simple, lyrical words and charming pictures from
two award-winning picture-book creators.
About the Author
Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Familiar theme...positive message about sharing...the spirit of generosity...may be contagious to youngsters after reading this upbeat tale." —Publishers Weekly
"Another healthy serving of charm and life lesson from the dependable Bunting...amicably depicted in Carpenter's dear, guiless pen-and-ink drawings." —Kirkus Reviews
"Children will listen intently to this tale...softly colored, uncluttered illustrations...have an old-fashioned charm......will resonate with many children." —School Library Journal
"A sensitive, affecting story about growing up and leaving favorite things behind...with charming ink-and-paint illustrations...Reassuring and well told." —Booklist, ALA