Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson

Summary:  Bear Feels Scared written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman can soothe and calm many childhood fears.  Bear is walking through a forest when he starts to feel scared as he realizes he is all alone and hears noises that are unfamiliar.  When he finds his friends, he is reassured, feels safe, and is able to calmly sleep.

Pros:  Once again, I love Jane Chapman’s illustrations and her pointed use of light.  A funway to teach children that when they are scared, they are not alone.  This might also be a good conversation starter with preschoolers about self-calming techniques.

Cons: Hopefully it would not introduce new fears in children that don’t usually experience being scared.

Age Range: 2-7

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