I don't review books I don't like!
*****= An all-time favorite
****The Teddy Bear
by David McPhail
A Sonderbooks' Best Book of 2002 (#5, New Picture Books)
Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2002. 32 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (E MCP)
Here’s a book that is poignant, sweet and sad. It’s done with just the right light touch to bring tears to your eyes without seeming overly sentimental.
A teddy bear lives a happy life with a little boy. He is much loved.
One day, the teddy bear gets lost. An old homeless man finds him in a dumpster. He brings the teddy bear on his rounds each day. Once again the teddy bear feels loved.
The next Spring, the boy sees the teddy bear on a park bench. What follows is a beautiful moment of wisdom and compassion.
I’m not sure if this book hits children as hard as it does adults. My own eight-year-old said it was too sad. I love it, and think it’s beautiful.
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund. All