Pup and Bear

Pup and Bear

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This deeply emotional read-aloud about a lost wolf pup who is raised by a loving polar bear is sure to resonate with families - particularly non-traditional ones.

You are not my mother , said the wolf pup.
I am not your mother , said the polar bear, but I can cuddle you and keep you safe .

Here is a picture book that celebrates differences and promotes kindness , sure to resonate with the many fans of the beloved classic, Mama Do You Love Me? During the ice melt that follows an Arctic winter, a wolf cub finds himself spinning out to sea on a sheet of ice. He awakes lost and alone to an unfamiliar smell: a polar bear. And while the polar bear is not the wolf's mother, she takes him on her back to her den, where she feeds him, keeps him warm, and does everything a mother would do. Time passes, the cub grows into a wolf, and soon it's time for him to venture out into the wide world alone. Years later, the now grown wolf comes upon a tiny lost polar bear cub--and the cycle begins again. With poetic prose this beautiful picture book about the love and kindness of a stranger is sure to touch a deep chord, particularly with parents and children who have found each other in unexpected ways.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2017
ISBN: 9780399554094
Branch Call Number: E BAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,21 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Stoop, Naoko

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nmaryann Nov 03, 2017

This story will melt your heart.

"You are not my mother, said the wolf pup. I am not your mother, said the polar bear, but I can cuddle you and keep you safe...Tired at last, the pup curled up against the bear, and they napped, listening to the wind whimper and sigh."

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ETurnb Dec 01, 2017

What an adorable, feel-good book! Children and adults alike will appreciate the gorgeous illustrations and the heart-warming theme of compassion for others.

nmaryann Nov 03, 2017

This story will melt your heart.

"You are not my mother, said the wolf pup. I am not your mother, said the polar bear, but I can cuddle you and keep you safe...Tired at last, the pup curled up against the bear, and they napped, listening to the wind whimper and sigh."

A beautiful tale of a polar bear who finds a lost wolf pup in the frozen arctic after a snowdrift. She cares for the pup until he is ready to venture into the wild on his own. Years later, the grown wolf returns the kindness to a lost polar bear cub. A story about the cycle of love and kindness of others.

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