Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Snow Bears

Author                              : Martin Waddell
Illustrations by                    : Sarah Fox-Davies
Age range recommended   : 3 to 6 years
Theme                              : Bears, family, Snow play

Opening lines –  

Mummy Bear came out to play with her baby bears. They were all covered with snow. “You look like snow bears,” Mummy Bear said. 
That’s what we are,” said the three baby bears. “We are snow bears!”

Introduction and Synopsis –
On a cold, winter day, mummy bear comes out to look for her 3 baby bears. They are covered in snow and try to playfully convince their mummy that they are not her dear children, but snow bears. Mummy wants to know where her baby bears have disappeared to. Mommy has fun snow-balling and sliding in the snow with the 3 snow bears but can’t help wondering where her baby bears are. When it gets too cold, Mummy Bear invites them into her snuggly home and the snow melts, revealing the mischevious baby bears. 

Why did my caterpillar and I like this book?
ME -
It’s a simple, lovable story with no surprise in the end. When the littlest bear says ‘I’m too cold to play games. I want to go home’, your heart just melts as you smile and cuddle your baby tighter and plant a kiss on her. The pictures are perfect for a snowy day and you can feel the warmth of mommy’s love in them. The characters are sweet-natured and playful. The story and the text is predictable and you realise that mommy is just playing along and that adds to the charm of the story.

My little one has been waiting for some snow ever since we moved here. This winter was disappointing in the sense that we didn’t get to see any of that. I’d attribute a good deal of reason on this fact for A loving the story. My little reader is waiting for an invite for snow-play. The story is most endearing and she wants to be a part of it. And of course, the story is perfect for cuddle-time with mommy!

Online link -
We couldn’t find any online link on this story.

Some information on the author is given below –
Martin Waddell is a British writer of children’s books and is best known for the Little Bear Series. His other brilliant work is “Owl Babies” and we plan to have our own copy of it soon and post a review of it too as soon as possible. 

The cocoon rates it -


Simple story. No surprises, no morals. A very nice read with extra cuddle time! 

1 comment:

  1. Awww.. this post is so cute! I want to read that book, myself! :')