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.
This book had a thoughtful message of sharing and loving. Bear is a good example of not hanging on to possessions when they need to be passed on to help someone in need.
The illustrations in this book are so soft, and while the story isn’t long, it’s delightfully sweet and charming, leaving plenty of room for the reader’s imagination to wander.