Massini’s charmingly textured and colorful illustrations have a pleasing sense of spaciousness.
In this quiet tale by Corderoy, an unlikely friendship grows through the seasons…A sweet tale of unexpected pals.
Massini’s illustrations in mixed-media format capture the watercolor blues and greens of pond life, with Bear a blue, endearingly round creature with tiny eyes and ears; the much smaller boy sports a cute red pom-pom hat that stands out against the cooler tones. This is a typical yet touching story about the power of friendship, even through the seasons and across species; viewers will smile at the final image of the boy and Bear embracing after spending the winter apart.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books