By: Kristen Tracy

Illustrated by: Alison Farrell

Published: September 28, 2021

Publisher: Chronicle Kids


Spend a year with a new bear cub as he grows and changes with the seasons. The adorable bear cub wants the reader to know all about him and his time in the forest. He shares what he likes to eat, what he likes to do, and who he likes to play with in the forest. As winter arrives, his favorite place, however, is tucked in with his mom.

Not only will kids see the bear cub go about his day, but kids will also learn about opposites including more and less, big and little, above and below, and fast and slow. The bear cub will compare himself to other animals and kids will learn about hedgehogs, moose, elk, and snails to name a few.

The illustrations are gorgeous and show the changing seasons as you turn the pages from the greens of spring and summer to the oranges of fall and the white of winter. As you read this with your toddler, you can also point out how your child is similar and different from the bear cub. Bear cubs play games and climb trees. Bear cubs eat flowers and dig for insects. But, just like every little boy and girl, they want to snuggle up with their mama too.

A CUB STORY is a cute coming-of-age story of a young bear cub and his journey through a year in the forest.

Kristen Tracy writes books for teens and tweens and people younger than that, and also writes poetry for adults. She’s spent a lot of her life teaching writing at places like Johnson State College, Western Michigan University, Brigham Young University, 826 Valencia, and Stanford University. Now she lives in Los Angeles, California.

Alison Farrell has a deep and abiding love for wild berries and other foraged foods. She lives, bikes, and hikes in Portland, Oregon, and other places in the Pacific Northwest.

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