Old Bear and His Cub by Olivier Dunrea

All parents and grandparents have experienced the internal conflict between their desire to be benevolent versus the necessity to be strict, especially when it comes to looking after a headstrong toddler who doesn’t know better, but who is starting to assert his or her independence. The key, of course, is to pick one’s battles carefully, since some are more vital than others to be won — for example, those that pertain to the safety of the child. You win some, you lose some. Old Bear and His Cub is thus a sweetly rendered story that depicts this typical parent/grandparent-child dynamic using the two titular characters.

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