Are You Sad, Little Bear?
A book about learning to say goodbye
Publication date: June 19, 2020
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 230mm(length) 215mm(width)
Imprint: Lion Children's Books
Grandmother Bear has gone for ever, and Little Bear is feeling sad. His mother wisely suggests that perhaps asking his woodland companions what saying goodbye means to them will help him understand his loss.
Little Bear’s day of exploring and asking questions brings him comfort and hope. For the swallows, saying goodbye means flying to warmer lands; for the leaves of the trees, it is a chance to be free, leaving the tree at her most beautiful; for the moon, it is to return to be with the sun; and for the sun, it is to rise in another sky and just because Little Bear can’t see him doesn’t mean he isn’t there.
This charmingly illustrated picture book will help young children in times of bereavement, loss or change, gently exploring the reasons for saying goodbye and giving reassurance that goodbye doesn’t mean the end of things.
Meet the author: Ms Rachel Rivett
Rachel Rivett is a picture book author whose books have been published in 9 languages. She trained in Drama at Bretton Hall in Yorkshire. She worked as a youth worker, ran a young people’s touring drama group, and worked in schools with children at risk of exclusion. She was awarded a distinction for her MA in Writing for Children at Winchester University and was shortlisted for SCBWIs Undiscovered Voices 2014, with her young adult novel, Traitor Girl. She happily home educates her four children believing that the best learning happens when people are encouraged to follow their hearts.
Meet the author: Ms Tina Macnaughton
Tina Macnaughton is a bestselling and award-winning illustrator. She has illustrated over 50 books and her books have been published in 41 countries. Born in Edinburgh, she grew up in the south of England where she now currently lives with her husband and daughter. Her illustration training began as a girl when she drew every night in bed on a little chalk board until everything was covered in blue, pink or yellow much to the frustration of her mother.
More books by Ms Rachel Rivett
Little Grey and the Great Mystery
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Publication date: August 10, 2012
The Lion Children’s Bible
Mrs Pat Alexander, Ms Carolyn Cox
All the significant stories of the Old and New Testaments to the book of Acts are retold in clear, simple language which children understand. The stories may be read as individual stories, yet they fo…
Publication date: July 23, 2004
Imagining Things and other poems
Mr Kenneth Steven, Ms Caroline Pedler
This new collection of lyrical and witty poems shows some of the surprise and excitement to be found in the natural world – both rural and urban. Even the familiar world of animals, seasons and seasca…
Publication date: April 22, 2005
All Things Weird and Wonderful
Mr Stewart Henderson, Mr Nigel Baines
Another collection of quirky, thought-provoking and highly entertaining poems from a performance poet with an increasing fan base. In this collection Stewart Henderson takes a sideways look at creatio…
Publication date: September 17, 2004