'Now that people live in towns and bears live in the woods, have you ever wondered what happened to the bear folk?'
At bedtime Ursula asks Daddy to tell her the tale of the bear folk: special beings who can choose to be either a bear or a person, depending if they want to catch a fish or read a book.
Bear folk live extraordinary lives, he tells her. They are strong and clever, kind and loving, adventurous and creative -- just like her.
Will I ever meet one?, Ursula asks. Perhaps she already has...
Bear Child is an inspirational story of parental love, belief and embracing individuality. This beautiful picture book weaves together Geoff Mead's charming words with Sanne Dufft's ethereal illustrations to create a truly timeless folktale.
'Every page turn brings text with a deft balance of exciting, often funny ideas and lulling rhythms... A sweet bedtime book.'
'Bear Child is an inspirational picture book story of parental love, belief and embracing individuality. Beautifully illustrated with the artwork of Sanne Dufft, children's author Geoff Mead deftly weaves what will prove to be a truly timeless folktale for children ages 3 to 7 – making it especially and unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections.'
– Midwest Book Review