Pup and Bear by Banks, Kate


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...
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.

Author: Kate Banks
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Published: 10/03/2017
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.30h x 11.20w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780399554094
Audience: 03 - 07

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 08/01/2017 pg. 66
Publishers Weekly 08/07/2017
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2017
Booklist 10/01/2017 pg. 88
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2017 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2018 pg. 62
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Kate Banks in the author of many acclaimed books for children, including The Night Worker, a Charlotte Zolotow Award-winning book, and If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for picture books. She of her best-loved titles include Max's Words, illustrated by Boris Kulikov, called imaginative in a starred review from School Library Journal; The Bear in the Book, illustrated by Georg Hallenslaben, called enchanting by the Wall Street Journal, and recipient of multiple starred reviews; City Cat, illustrated by Lauren Castillo; and many more. Visit her on the web at katebanksbooks.com or on Twitter @katebanksbooks.

Naoko Stoop is the self-taught illustrator of the New York Times Best Illustrated The Red Knit Cap Girl, the sequels Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue and Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree, and several other books for children. She has also recently signed on to illustrate an upcoming book by Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell. Visit her on the web at naokosstoop.blogspot.com or on Twitter @naokosstoop.