Author: Michael Thompson
Paperback: 40 page(s)
Age Range: 4 - 8
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading...Social Studies - People and Environments
Mother and Father Koala are suspicious of the "other bears." They don't like the panda bears' looks and they don't trust the polar bears. The black bears are too noisy and the brown bears have big teeth . . . . But all their grumpiness melts away as they watch the littlest bears play together and realize that their similarities and common needs far outweigh their differences. The Other Bears is an eloquent tale about tolerance and acceptance that will appeal to readers of any age.
From The Critics:
Reading Time magazine
Full of beautiful illustrations . . .Thompson s simple narrative and gentle images touch on something deeper and more universal . . . suggests that it is perhaps through the young that the fear of differences can be overcome.