What will Bear do when he fills his cave so full of stuff that there’s no room at all — even for his friends?
Big Brown Bear finds a lovely new home, a dark and empty cave just right for a bear. Then one day he wanders into the city and discovers that humans also have caves, which they call garages and fill with all sorts of stuff! Bear decides he must do the same — but soon there is no room in his cave to stretch or scratch or do any of the things that Big Brown Bear likes to do, including seeing his friends. Maybe it’s time for all the stuff to go!
Zommer (The Big Blue Thing on the Hill) continues to illustrate with almost a naturalist’s eye for detail, and his digital art is textured with delicately etched marks and patterns—the leaves in his forest have veins and his bears are covered in hundreds of little hairs. Only by cleaning out does Bear realize that it’s friends, not stuff, that make a place feel like home, a message Zommer delivers with quiet humor and a light touch. —Publishers Weekly
This delightful story is helped by illustrations that complement the text and are perfect for closer inspection. The sweet lesson about filling one’s life with friends rather than stuff is subtle and, in the end, stands out. A recommended purchase for most libraries. —School Library Journal
Big Brown Bear can’t get comfortable in his new cave, and so he decides to try filling it with “stuff” like humans do with their caves…all depicted as a fine, wild jumble in Zommer’s woodsy digital collages. —Booklist Online