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Boo Boo Bear's Mission: The True Story of a Teddy Bear's Adventures in Iraq

Overview

Boo Boo Bear's Mission tells the story of a beloved teddy bear on an important mission. Young Shea Leigh's dad has been deployed to Iraq with the Air National Guard. To help her dad feel less lonely while he is away from his family, Shea Leigh sends Boo Boo Bear to him in a care package. Half a world away from home, Boo Boo tours the base with Dad, embarks on a jet fighter flight and fulfills an important mission—to carry a family's love until they can be together again.

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Overview

Boo Boo Bear's Mission tells the story of a beloved teddy bear on an important mission. Young Shea Leigh's dad has been deployed to Iraq with the Air National Guard. To help her dad feel less lonely while he is away from his family, Shea Leigh sends Boo Boo Bear to him in a care package. Half a world away from home, Boo Boo tours the base with Dad, embarks on a jet fighter flight and fulfills an important mission—to carry a family's love until they can be together again.

This true story, related to the author by her son and granddaughter, brings comfort and reassurance to children whose families are experiencing the anxieties of deployment. The book includes a parent guide to assist families as they cope with the stress that often accompanies military family separations. Featuring charming illustrations drawn by children from military and civilian families, Boo Boo Bear's Mission offers a message of love and hope that can turn the difficulties of family separation into opportunities for growth.\

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592982837
  • Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 1,261,926
  • Age range: 3 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Linda Sather is the mother of a member of the Air National Guard, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. As a parent and as a long-time educator, she has witnessed the stressful effects separation can have on families.

When her son called during his second deployment in Iraq to tell her that his youngest daughter, Shea Leigh, had sent her teddy bear to him to keep him company, Mary Linda was deeply touched. She knew that she wanted to turn that experience into a story with a reassuring, happy ending that could be shared with other military families.\

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    Boo Boo Bear's Mission is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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