Submitted by Ms. Tess!
Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson is a beautiful book about a little bear who’s wandered away from home. Feeling lost and alone, he seeks direction from other animals in the forest. The Mountain Lion suggests he retrace his steps, but Baby Bear wasn’t really paying attention. The Squirrels say when they’re lost they just hug a tree and think of home, but then any tree is their home really. Baby Bear thinks hugging a tree seems silly, but he tries it anyway. It doesn’t work. Ram says when he’s lost he climbs higher to see further, and that singing a song helps. Owl hears Baby Bear singing and tells him not to give up. Baby Bear’s journey is long and arduous, but he keeps going with the help of his forest friends, until he’s finally home. See this book listed in our catalog