The Bear and the Moon

The Bear and the Moon

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The Bear and the Moon is a picture book that follows what happens when the gift of a balloon floats into Bear's life.

The two companions embark on a journey--a magical tale that encompasses the joys of friendship and discovery.

This is a gentle book filled with humor, while tackling complex topics like the transcendence of loss and forgiveness.

- Filled with emotive text and radiant illustrations
- Simply told and profoundly felt
- Award winning author-illustrator team

The Bear and the Moon is a compassionate tale that honors the small but profound world of the very young.

This sweet book teaches social and emotional skills to kids, and offers a clever way to soothe some of our most difficult feelings: loss and guilt.

- Just as ideal for gently soothing young readers to sleep as it is for encouraging a contemplative break from an energetic day
- Great for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for a beautiful friendship or bedtime story
- Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays, holidays, and more
- Perfect for children ages 3 to 5 years old
- Add it to the shelf with books like Waiting by Kevin Henkes, Emily's Balloon by Komako Sakai, and Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.

Author: Matthew Burgess
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: 09/29/2020
Pages: 52
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 10.70h x 9.60w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781452171913
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Shelf Awareness 10/16/2020
Publishers Weekly 08/03/2020
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001
Booklist 10/23/2020
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 67
School Library Journal 02/01/2021 pg. 55
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Matthew Burgess is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College and a poet-in-residence in NYC schools through Teachers & Writers Collaborative. His award-winning first children's book, Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, was a Junior Library Guild selection and an ALA Notable Children's Book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Catia Chien was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and now works in New York, with a view of the East River and an old pencil factory. Her children's book titles include an Ezra Jack Keats Honor winner, Things to Do, and an ALA Schneider Family Book award winner, A Boy and a Jaguar.