The Bear and the Wildcat

A picture book with delicate illustrations that explains the path of grief, ending with the uplifting new beginning of a budding friendship based on understanding. A Kirkus Reviews Best… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2011


“Elegant, understated spreads over scumbled black backdrops by Sakai divide the story, the first half dark with Bear’s misery, the second half dawning with light. Hirano’s fine translation renders Bear’s transition in simple, natural-sounding English, and… View →


“This quiet, gently told story about death and friendship is well matched with soothing illustrations. . . . This Japanese import . . . will be a welcome addition to books about grieving.”—The Horn Book Magazine View →


“[A] forward-looking book for children who have loved and lost.”—Wall Street Journal View →


“A deeply somber but ultimately uplifting read.”—Booklist View →


“Quietly contemplative, mingling hope and healing, this is a book that will offer comfort to many.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →