Bibliographic Information: Nelson, K. (2014). Baby Bear. New York: Balzer & Bray: An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers.

Short Annotation: Baby bear gets lost and tries to find his way home by asking different animals if they can help him find his way home. Each animal gives him meaningful advice, which leads him to finding his home.

Genre: Picture Book

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this book: children’s bedtime story; children who feel alone; readers who enjoy great illustrations

Rating/Response: 4; This books gives advice not only to the bear, but also the reader. I like that the bear listens and takes advice from each animals he encounters. I also enjoyed Kadir Nelson’s illustrations.

Text-Dependent Question: What words or phrases tug at your heart?