The simple digital illustrations are sweet and comforting…. Some scenes are particularly striking — one spread depicts a bold, blue night sky with a bright full moon casting the duo’s reflections on still water; another spread shows the bears marveling at the vivid colors of the aurora borealis — but the general quietness of the artwork reflects the gentleness of a mother’s calm, heartfelt assurances. The message is universal, and the words can’t be said enough. The bears are certainly stand-ins for any adoring mother-child pair.
Splashes of bold color — a vibrant blue sky, the northern lights — punctuate the wintry palette in this lovely bedtime read-aloud.
This gentle story will appeal to adults who want to reassure their children that they will always be safe and cared for. The beautiful digital illustrations are minimal but expressive, with the cub’s worry or joy made evident with a few lines. … Perfect for one-on-one sharing or a storytime read-aloud.
—School Library Journal
Bright banners of color forming the aurora borealis make a magnificent backdrop for the mother’s promise to help make the baby’s dreams come true. [A] nicely delivered [message] with soft, comforting characters.
Featuring stunning illustrations of a polar bear family embellished with foil, this makes a handsome addition to Emma Dodd’s ever-popular baby animal series. The perfect book for parent-child bonding at bedtime.