Little Bear’s Little Boat by Eve Bunting and Nancy Carpenter

The process of growing up not only involves changes in appearance and size, but also emotional maturity, thanks to the combination of a gradual accruement of experience and knowledge, as well as societal expectations of us to behave a certain way by a certain age. In other words, even if you tried, you can’t help but grow up eventually — although, not without experiencing some growing pains along the way, no doubt.

In Little Bear’s Little Boat, Little Bear spends idyllic days on his beloved little boat, just rowing, fishing and dreaming on Huckleberry Lake.

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