Duval, Kathy. A Bear’s Year, illustrated Gerry Turley. Schwartz & Wade, 2015. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK. Content-G.
In read-aloud rhyme, the author gives an overview of a mama bear and her cubs. Winter bears sleep. Springtime bears wake up and the cubs climb trees and wrestle. Summer bears eat berries, catch fish, and the cubs learn everything they need to know from their mama. Autumn bears dig a den, their coats get thick, and the weather gets cold. Then the cycle starts again. The illustrations are a unique combination of drawing and screen printing, pieced together digitally. The illustrations bring the different seasons to life and help tell the story of what a year in a life of a bear is like.
Pre-K, EL-ADVISABLE. Samantha Hastings, MA, MLS.