Bear receives a bright yellow kite for his birthday and flies it until . . . it gets stuck in a tree and rips. Oh, Bear. Lucky for Bear, Bird is busy building a nest and flies his broken kite home, where an even better surprise awaits him. A story about nature, renewal, and friendship—the best gift of all.
The whimsical watercoloring and playful text make Oh, Bear a delightful story of fun and friendship. The soft illustrations give it a high re-readability appeal, as does Bear's good natured attitude. Yet for all it's fun, there's a nice level of depth to the tale, of celebrating when your loss becomes another's gain.
Melissa Nelson Greenberg is a veteran award-winning children’s book designer. This is her debut children’s book. Ruth Hengeveld is an illustrator and fine artist who lives in the Netherlands. This is her first children’s book.