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Taking Care of Sister Bear by Ursel Scheffler
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Sep 21, 2014

it was amazing

There’s a heightened appreciation in the love we feel for those we have almost lost. This powerful truth is brought home with great gentleness in Taking Care of Sister Bear.

New Sister Bear takes Little Bear’s place on Mama’s lap, and she destroys his fine tower of branches and bark. To make matters worse, he has to babysit while his parents go off to pick berries and mushrooms.

And that’s when Little Bear and his friend Willy concoct a win-win plan: Little Bear agrees to trade his pesky sister for a pail of fish.

Nothing could possibly go wrong—until Little Sister wanders off while the boys are fishing. Willy’s afraid of the dark, and soon leaves Little Bear alone to search in the deepening shadows.

Then there’s a truly HEA ending. Little Bear realizes that “it feels terrible when someone you love is missing,” Sister Bear is found, and the deal with Willy is forgotten.

The normally well-behaved kindergartners at my grandson’s after school care were especially attentive during this sweet, comforting story. Ulises Wensell’s beautiful illustrations capture Sister’s cuteness, and even the dark woods glow with soft colors.
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