by May Angeli
Duck crash-lands in a thicket and is rescued by Bear, just up from hibernation. Bear feeds Duck and the two become friends. The story is simple and told with subtle humor (translated from French). Handsome woodcuts in limited color are reminiscent of 1950s and 60s picture books. It's a lovely story about the seasons and enduring friendship.
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Thank you to Eerdmans for the review copy.
For a story time about unlikely friendships, hibernation, and the seasons, pair The Bear and the Duck with Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear by Monica Carnesi.