Cub’s Big World

9780544057395_p0_v1_s260x420Cub’s Big World
By Sarah L. Thomson
Illustrated by Joe Cepeda

Ages: 3-6
Category: Picture Books
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Pub. Date: November 2013
ISBN: 978-0-544-05739-5
Hardcover, $16.99

Cub knows all about the world—the cozy snow cave where she was born. But when she ventures outside the den, she discovers that the world is big, big, BIG! There is so much to do and explore—but when Cub finds herself all alone, can she be brave and resourceful enough to find Mom again? A lovely, heart-warming lap-read celebrating the joys of discovery and the strength of the parent-child bond.

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Awards & Accolades
“Pleasingly realistic yet reassuringly sweet.”
The New York Times

“The suspense is toddler-perfect, with Mom appearing the moment it all becomes too much. . . Lap-sit ready, with a built-in hug at the end.”
The Horn Book Magazine

“Vivid but not flowery, gentle but exciting, Thomson’s measured voice expertly captures the wonder and fear of a young child exploring unfamiliar territory alone. . . . Cub’s Big World is a big must-have.”
School Library Journal

“Thomson’s personification of Mom and Cub, along with her measured, soothing text, make for an agreeable, affirming story for both one-on-one and group sharing.”

“Readers can snuggle up and relish this big polar world, gorgeously and inventively imagined.”
Publishers Weekly

“A great deal of warmth permeates this lovely story of the cold arctic and a polar bear cub’s first exploration outside the cave in which he was born. . . A nice addition to collections for the youngest tots.”