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A Cub Story

By Alison Farrell ; By Kristen Tracy
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Alison Farrell's The Hike meets Richard Scarry's I Am a Bunny in this delightful board book that combines sweetness and science. Timeless and nostalgic, quirky and fresh, lightly educational and wholly heartfelt, this autobio...
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★"A smiling, dot-eyed brown bear cub narrates its life over the course of a year . . . Tracy adds endearing, sensorial touches . . . Farrell contributes cheery, engaging art rendered in gouache, colored pencil, ink, and digital mixed media to this lightly informative, bear-centered board book."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Alison Farrell's The Hike meets Richard Scarry's I Am a Bunny in this delightful board book that combines sweetness and science. 

Timeless and nostalgic, quirky and fresh, lightly educational and wholly heartfelt, this autobiography of a bear cub will delight all cuddlers and snugglers.

See the world through a bear cub's eyes in this charming book about finding your place in the world. Little cub measures himself up to the other animals in the forest. Compared to a rabbit, he is big. Compared to a chipmunk, he is HUGE. Compared to his mother, he is still a little cub.

The first in a series of board books pairs Kristen Tracy's timeless and nostalgic text with Alison Farrell's sweet, endearing art for an adorable treatment of everyone's favorite topic: baby animals!
  • PERFECT FOR BEDTIME KISSES: The book goes through a day in the life of a baby bear cub and ends tucked into his den with mama bear. The perfect book to take families through their own day, ending with a cozy goodnight moment!
  • ENCOURAGES CHILDREN TO IMAGINE OTHER PERSPECTIVES: This book is told in the first person: "I am a cub." This unusual narrator will get the youngest readers thinking about what it's really like to be a little bear cub!
  • TEACHES COMPARISONS: The idea of seeing through the animal's eyes by comparing themselves to familiar ideas (cub is bigger than rabbit but smaller than mama bear) is a perfect introduction to comparative logic.
  • CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ILLUSTRATOR: Alison Farrell is the author/illustrator of the fan favorite The Hike, along with Cycle City and Bicycle Bash. Here she brings her love of science and sweet animals a brand-new series based on forest animals!
  • BABY ANIMALS!: There's one thing all babies love: baby animals! There are all kinds of animals to look at and learn about in these pages, rich with wildlife and filled with love.
  • A BOOK TO BOND OVER: This is the perfect cuddly read between baby and parent, since it's focused on baby animals and their families.
Format: Board Book
Pages: 22
Size: 6 x 9 V
Age Range: 2 - 4 Years
Publication Date: 09/28/2021
ISBN: 9781452174587
Alison Farrell has a deep and abiding love for wild berries and other foraged foods. She lives, bikes, and hikes in Portland, Oregon, and other places in the Pacific Northwest.

Kristen Tracy writes books for teens and tweens and people younger than that, and also writes poetry for adults. She's spent a lot of her life teaching writing at places like Johnson State College, Western Michigan University, Brigham Young University, 826 Valencia, and Stanford University. Now she lives in Los Angeles, California.

★"A smiling, dot-eyed brown bear cub narrates its life over the course of a year . . . Tracy adds endearing, sensorial touches . . . Farrell contributes cheery, engaging art rendered in gouache, colored pencil, ink, and digital mixed media to this lightly informative, bear-centered board book."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review