That is the baby bear. He is lost! He meets a mountain lion. She doesn’t eat him, and the baby bear doesn’t eat the mountain lion. She is nice, but he meets a frog who is not very nice. She is very rude and says, ‘Leave me alone!’ She is very rude! He meets squirrels who tell him to hug a tree; they are nice but not very helpful. Then the moose tells him to listen, but the bear is crying. The Ram tells him to climb higher, like he is, and to sing. I like the ram the best – he is not a little sheep, he is a Big sheep. The owl is so nice because she loves him. The moon is in his eyes so he can’t see. I like the Owl and I like the Fish. So the fish takes him home- the fish can swim and so is the bear. So he got home! No one had to teach him to get there! But they helped him. I like to look at the little rainbow and the animals. Can we read it again?
Balzer + Bray
Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson, Illustrator