"Bear With Me," written and illustrated by Dan Stern, is #4 on The Gittle List: Top 10 Self-published Children's Picture Books of 2013!
How many of you shared your deepest secrets with your favorite inanimate object growing up? (I still have my bear somewhere…) These “toys” can provide an emotional safety net to a child. "Bear With Me" is the story of a little boy’s closest friend – his stuffed bear. Dan Stern conveys the emotion of growing up in simple language and illustrations. It
warms my heart every time I read it. "Bear With Me" is the perfect bedtime story for the little ones and their special fiber-filled friends. In trying to mimic a printed book, Mr. Stern is not taking full advantage of the eBook format. A small complaint in
the face of a wonderful story.
(Disclosure: Mr. Stern asked me to provide feedback on "Bear With Me" in October, 2013. In December, 2013, I decided to consider it for The Gittle List: Top 10 Self-published Children's Picture Books for 2013. Winners receive a 5-star review because their book was good enough to make the top 10.)
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)