On Our Way Home

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This warm and heartfelt picture book celebrates the love between father and child. Together, Daddy Bear and Baby Bear walk through the forest, racing and resting and gazing at wonderful things on the way: golden leaves falling from the trees, the big yellow sun going down, and beautiful stars twinkling overhead.

When they arrive home, Daddy tucks his sleepy little bear into bed with a kiss and a cuddle. With its gentle, simple text and lovely ...

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Overview

This warm and heartfelt picture book celebrates the love between father and child. Together, Daddy Bear and Baby Bear walk through the forest, racing and resting and gazing at wonderful things on the way: golden leaves falling from the trees, the big yellow sun going down, and beautiful stars twinkling overhead.

When they arrive home, Daddy tucks his sleepy little bear into bed with a kiss and a cuddle. With its gentle, simple text and lovely art, On Our Way Home is the perfect bedtime story.

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With unadorned, heartfelt prose and idyllic images, Braun (I Love My Mommy) conveys just how wonderful it feels to spend a day alone with Daddy. The narrator is a bear cub, and both the cadence and reportorial tone of his words easily could have been transcribed from a preschool show-and-tell. "On our way home, Daddy raced me. And I won!" Braun's acrylic pictures strike a lovely balance, as he places his genial, naïf-styled characters within majestically scaled landscapes (in one spread, father and son are dwarfed by a broad, cloudy sky, as the sun peeks from behind distant pine trees). Daddy, by turns strong, goofy (he lets the cub perch on his stomach and feed him berries), reassuring and firm (there's no waffling when it's time to go home), makes the whole world seem endlessly expansive and utterly cozy at the same time. Ages 2-5. (June)

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School Library Journal
PreS-K—A young bear describes his interactions with his dad as they return home from an outing. They stroll through open fields, count the vibrant leaves falling from the trees, and eat berries along the way. As sunlight streams through the dusky woods, the cub declares, "We had to walk through the dark forest. With Daddy near me, I wasn't scared." As the sun sets and the stars begin to shine, the bear nuzzles his cub's sleeping head. Each measured word builds the gentle narrative; the sweet conclusion perfectly complements the quiet tale. Spare language reflects the loving relationship. Large acrylic spreads feature deep greens and dark oranges; forest animals dot the dynamic pictures, and vibrant backgrounds support the brief text. The consistent child-centered voice provides a lovely depiction of the journey home and those priceless moments shared by a father and his child.—Meg Smith, Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906250591
  • Publisher: Boxer Books
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 959,075
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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