This loveable tale of a little bear who grows too big for his beloved boat teaches children about generosity, sharing, and the struggles of growing up. Eve Bunting's simple yet lyrical langauge and Nancy Carpenter's charming illustrations are sure to delight youngsters!
"Familiar theme...positive message about sharing...the spirit of generosity...may be contagious to youngsters after reading this upbeat tale." —Publishers Weekly
"Another healthy serving of charm and life lesson from the dependable Bunting...amicably depicted in Carpenter's dear, guiless pen-and-ink drawings." —Kirkus Reviews
"Children will listen intently to this tale...softly colored, uncluttered illustrations...have an old-fashioned charm......will resonate with many children." —School Library Journal
"A sensitive, affecting story about growing up and leaving favorite things behind...with charming ink-and-paint illustrations...Reassuring and well told." —Booklist, ALA
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