A children’s tale about the beginnings of life. One spring, waking from a long winter sleep, a young bear finds himself longing for a family of his own. But how to get one? He asks advice from an array of animal friends, but none of them really seems to know. Then he meets a female bear and things look as if they may be heading in the right direction. Erlbruch’s moving illustrations animate this tasteful story with all the colors of plentiful springtime. A lovely and affecting book that will help introduce children to the wonders of new life.
Wolf Erlbruch (Wuppertal, Germany) has reached a generation of readers with his illustrations and his fables. He is the author of over a twenty-five illustrated books published worldwide, and the recipient of many international prizes. He currently lives in Wuppertal, where he is a professor of illustration at the University.