Bear and the Moon*


Author: Matthew Burgess


Illustrator: Catia Chien



When a red balloon floats into Bear's life, an unlikely friendship emerges. Simple, evocative text and mixed-media pictures bring alive Bear's wonder, joy, and playfulness. But when an enthusiastic bear hug makes Balloon go pop! Bear is overcome by grief and guilt. Comfort arrives from an unexpected quarter with a powerful message of kindness and self-acceptance. Your little bears will quiet down for bedtime with this gentle book as they discover its wisdom and compassion for how moments of sadness or frustration can be turned to joy. Age 3-6. 44pp.