Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're stepping out of the holiday haze with a read that still celebrates the fun to be had this time of year just in a seasonal aspect. It comes to us from Farrar Straus Giroux and features a tale of friendship, loss, and celebrated return, all in the pages of a Storybook. Ready to read all about it? Today's book of choice is....
This is the beyond adorable story of Mimi and her Bear. They do EVERYTHING together, including play in the snow. One day, they are out building a snowman and what do you, Bear gets lost! (~GASP~) Mimi looks high and low, near and far, here and there, only to find that....Bear is nowhere to be found. Mimi is justifiably sad, I mean come on! What would YOU do if your best buddy up and disappeared?! EXACTLY! Mimi is down at the mouth, having a hard time finding joy in anything all by her lonesome. She heads to bed, worried and weary. The world outside takes notice, shedding its coat of white overnight, and reveals things (and BEARS!) that were thought lost forever...
It's short. It's sweet. It's a treat of a read for the little ones and an adorably illustrated picture fest for those exploring things beyond the written word. You'll revel in the fun Mimi has with Bear while sharing in her sadness at his lost status....only to once again celebrate his return! (Okay, so that's a spoiler but really, I couldn't leave you worried about Bear!) Recommended read for Storybook fans of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Best read with a cup of hot cocoa and a friend (man or beast, it matters not).
ARC for review courtesy of Ksenia at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. (THANKS!) For more information on this title as well as their growing catalog, be sure to stop by their official site, or catch up with them on Twitter. This title was released October this year, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time...happy reading!