Publishers Weekly - Publishers WeeklyLittle Bear's Special Wish by Gillian Lobel, illus. by Gaby Hansen, is to get "the brightest star" down from the sky for his mother's birthday. A foil star appears on each spread, as the cub's pursuit grows more humorous with each turn of the page. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's LiteratureLittle Bear wants to find the most special present in the world for his mother. He thinks of a star, but he can't reach the star. So Little Bear asks his friends to help him. Hoppity Bunny climbs to the top of the hill and tries to build a tower of rocks. But, Hoppity Bunny cannot knock the star out of the sky with his long ears. Green Frog tries to jump for the star from on top of Hoppity Bunny's long ears, but nothing works. The star does not come down for Little Bear. Then, Little Bear sees something sparkly in a puddle. He decides it must be his star! So Little Bear runs to the stream and finds a shell with a pearly white inside. Little Bear has found his special star gift for his mother! This book would make the perfect gift for young children to give to mothers on a special holiday. The expressions and illustrations are priceless and add to the very touching story about Little Bear's love for his mother. 2003, M.E. Media/ Tiger Tales, Ages 3 to 5.
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