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. Volume XVI Number 8. . . .October 23, 2009
Per-Henrik Gürth has composed a heartfelt story that will be enjoyed by youngsters and parents alike. Beautifully illustrated, the cover immediately draws readers in with Mother and Baby Bear embraced in a loving hug. Throughout the story, the illustrations are just as charming, and readers can see the story come to life.
Little Bear would smile if only his wishes came true. Sharing his feelings with Mother Bear, Little Bear wishes to be an astronaut flying to the moon, a pirate sailing across the sea, or a king living in a castle. But when he opens his eyes, these dreams haven't come true. Mother Bear tenderly explains that, although not all wishes come true, some do. As Mother Bear describes each wish, Little Bear smiles as he thinks about wishing to stay out at night and watch the northern lights, diving in the sea with the belugas, having his favourite breakfast or wishing to catch snowflakes and go sledding. Little Bear is even more pleased to discover when Mother Bears closed her eyes and wished her biggest wish it came true. Mother Bear tells Little Bear "...I wished and I wished and I wished...for you."
Christine Torchia, an Early Childhood educator/educational assistant and mother of two elementary school children, lives in Winnipeg, MB.
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