A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear, by Mayra Calvani and illustrated by K.C. Snider, is a delight to read. The repetition, alliteration, and onomatopoeia, will make reading the book aloud an enjoyable experience for both reader and listener.
We all have problems, but how we handle our problems will determine if we can overcome them.
I can relate well to the story because, in life we often focus too much on the obstacle instead of trying to find a solution.
Baby Bear tries hard to offer support and comfort, but Mama Bear is too busy looking at the negatives, and can’t see a way out.
I love the underlying lesson the book is trying to teach. Young children can be very wise in how they perceive the world and situations around them.
Finally, Mama Bear is able to cope and deal with one bad thing after another, after she accepts Baby Bear’s support.
The story is well written, but much kudos goes to award winning artist, K.C. Snider, for capturing the true emotional essence of the book in pictures that are colourful and lively.
It is recommended for readers aged three to seven.
Editor’s note: Mayra Calvani is also a Blogcritics writer.