Fall 2022

Big Bear and Little Fish

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

At the carnival, Bear wants a teddy bear. And not just any teddy bear—she wants the biggest one of all.

But instead she gets a fish. A very small fish. Bear is so very big and Fish is so very small that Bear worries they have nothing in common. Can they possibly be friends?

Gentle, accessible prose by Sandra Nickel is paired with richly textured illustrations by Il Sung Na in this sweet story of unexpected friendship.

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978-1-7284-1717-2
$14.24
978-1-7284-6053-6
$23.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-09-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039220, JUV039060, JUV039050
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 480
Guided Reading Level M
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Booklist

“The expressive, stylized art makes excellent use of color, and, like the well-worded narrative, it contrasts the small but confident fish with the large yet tentative bear . . . Fun for reading aloud.”— Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“A delightful tale of unexpected friendship.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Sandra Nickel

Sandra Nickel is a writer of nonfiction picture books for children. Her work includes The Stuff Between Stars, Nacho's Nachos, and Breaking Through the Clouds. She is the winner of a Christopher Award and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When at home in Switzerland, Sandra loves ambling and rambling and eating carrot muffins just as much as Bear and Fish do.

Illustrator: Il Sung Na

Il Sung Na was born in Seoul, South Korea. In 2001, he moved to London to pursue a BFA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, where he discovered a passion for children's books. He completed his MFA Illustration Practice at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in 2015. Il Sung has illustrated several books including Wild Peace, My Tree, and ZZZZ: A Book of Sleep. Currently based in Kansas City, Il Sung teaches illustration courses at KCAI (Kansas City Art Institute) and works on new books.

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