Friday, March 20, 2020

"The Invisible Bear" - a bookwrap


The Invisible Bear

Authored and Illustrated by Cécile Metzger

* Ages:  5-8
* Grade Level:  K-3
* Publisher:  Tundra Books
* Pub. Date:  Aug. 4, 2020
* Pages:  40
* Language: English

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The Book

This book reveals how two improbable friends come together through a random act of kindness.

"In a lonely, forgotten place, there lives a bear.
The bear felt invisible." 

He is totally isolated from others and his world is dull, colourless and blah! Then one day someone comes to live next door to him. It is Madame Odette. 

"She lived in a cheerful world of color and sound." 

Bear isn't sure if all those bright colours and noisy activity so close to him will suit his lifestyle.  After all he does love his peace and quiet.  Then one day he hears a different sound coming from his neighbour's yard.  

"My poor flowers... the sun is drying them up!" sobs Madame Odette. 

Bear decides to go next door to ask if he might be of help.  That single act of thoughtfulness changed his life ( and hers ) forever.  Together they create a very special  friendship where each can be exactly who they are .... themselves!  It works tremendously well for both of them!  

The illustrations are lovely and the inspiring message of the book is a wonderful life lesson to be learned for those of all ages.   This is a debut book by the author-illustrator Cécile Metzger and I recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 

Meet the Creator of the Book

CÉCILE METZGER is a self-taught French illustrator. She loves books and travel and lived for two years in England and Scotland. She loves to observe flowers, clouds, animals and people passing by, and she tries to find all the little stories that hide in each of them. Cécile now lives in a small village in the East of France.

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