Starry Night, Hold Me Tight

Starry Night, Hold Me Tight

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by Jean Sagendorph, Kim Siebold
     
 

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Baby Bear’s adventures help him learn and grow, and it is Momma’s big bear hugs that keep him safe and warm. Snuggle up with this wintry bedtime story and see how the love between a mother and cub grows through each day.
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Baby Bear’s adventures help him learn and grow, and it is Momma’s big bear hugs that keep him safe and warm. Snuggle up with this wintry bedtime story and see how the love between a mother and cub grows through each day.

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“Siebold’s enchanting illustrations express the enormity of motherly love.”

—Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of the FANCY NANCY series

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This debut is a treacly tribute to a mother polar bear's love for her child. Gentle, rhyming verse that too often fails in its rhythm both outlines how a mother's love helps her child grow and describes how the child spends his day. "Big bear hugs, morning, noon, and night. / Momma's love helps Baby soar like a kite. / Adventures will help Baby Bear learn and grow. / Even when he plays in the snow." From sliding on the snow and making snow angels to learning how to share and put away toys, Sagendorph tries to pack too much into a story that is already lacking in cohesion--instead of following the pair sequentially through a day, it feels like a hodgepodge of snapshots and lessons. And with verses such as, "When Baby Bear puts away his toys, / Momma Bear is filled with lots of joy," the lackluster text fails to impress. Siebold's illustrations are simple in a lovely way, suiting the youngest of listeners. The barest of details outline the bears, and the spreads are primarily white and shades of greenish-blue. This doesn't even come close to the many great bedtime/lullaby books out there with a similar "Mommy loves you" theme. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762458530
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
08/25/2015
Pages:
18
Sales rank:
282,052
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

Jean Sagendorph is a twenty-plus year veteran of the entertainment industry and now owner of the boutique literary agency, Mansion Street Literary Agency. She lives in New York where she’s obsessed with books, butter, and flea markets.

Kim Siebold has been graphic designing for many years, and has been illustrating since she was very young. She currently lives in her home state of Minnesota with her husband and two daughters.

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