Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On our way home by Sebastien Braun

A little bear tells all the wonderful things he does with his daddy on their way home. Short, sweet and simple.

The text is large-type, perfect for an early reader or for reading aloud in storytime. The story is simple, a list of all the things a little bear and his daddy do, but it's a beautiful simple, every word perfectly chosen.

The pictures are, well, gorgeous. Apparently, they're made "using thin layers of matte acrylic on thick hot press watercolor paper." This means nothing to me, except that somehow the colors are richer, deeper, and more glowing. From forest to mountain, streams of light, flowing water, it's all brighter and more beautiful because little bear is with daddy.

Verdict: This is a perfect winding-down story for a rowdy storytime and an even more perfect story for bedtime. Cuddle up and prepare to read this every night for the next couple years.

ISBN: 978-1906250591; Published May 2009 by Boxer Books; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library; Added to my personal wishlist


Infant Bibliophile said...

Thanks for the glowing review. Onto the review pile it goes! The description kind of reminds me of I Love My Daddy (review: Oh, Ha!!! Same author! Ok, I just gave myself a good laugh, and impressed myself.

Infant Bibliophile said...

PS Did not impress myself with my memory of authors, clearly. :)

ReadingTub said...

Oh, wow, Jennifer. This sounds WONDERFUL. I'm always on lookout for Daddy and me stories. You said this was a little boy cub ... will it work just as easily for little girl bears?

Regardless of your answer, it's going on the TBR pile.

Jennifer said...

Oh definitely. Actually...*checks book* there's nothing that says boy or girl. It just felt like a boy and his daddy to me, but it could just as easily be a girl.