Nonfiction Monday: Brown Bear by Suzi Eszterhas

I saw this series, Eye on the Wild, at an ALA conference a few years back and fell in love. This one is my particular favorite, because I love bears.

Beaaaars, so round and furry and awesome. Beaaaars.

Ahem. So, this is a picture book format, simple introduction to the life cycle, especially the growing-up years, of a brown bear. The story of the bear’s lives begins with their birth in the den and moves through their growing up years until they set out on their own. The text is simple and bold, using plain language to explain to young children how the bears’ mother takes care of them and adding in interesting facts seamlessly to the text. It’s a little longer for reading aloud to very young children, but four year olds up through first grade will enjoy listening to this.

See the rest of this review at