Three Bears in a Boat

Three Bears in a Boat

Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803739932
  • 40  Pages
  • Dial Books for Young Readers
  • 3 – 5


From the co-creator of the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series comes a high seas adventure inspired by the classic picture books Little Bear and Where the Wild Things Are.
Three bear siblings break their mother’s favorite blue seashell, and rather than tell her, they decide to set out in their sailboat to find her a new one. On their quest they encounter salty sailors, strange new islands, huge whales, and vast seas but no blue seashells. When a treacherous storm suddenly blows in, the three bears find themselves tossed about in their little boat, far from Mama. What will become of their search, and what will it take to bring them safely home?
This read aloud shares its best qualities with classic picture books: breath-taking illustrations, epic adventure, and a subtle message about taking responsibility for your actions.


Praise for Three Bears in a Boat:

School Library Journal Best Book of the 2014
A Kirkus Best Book of 2014 

* “The gorgeous, bright and detailed illustrations are a perfect fit for the text. A first purchase for all.” – School Library Journal, starred review
* “Humorous and intelligent—and with watercolor seascapes so luminous that readers will want to jump in—this is a book to be treasured for years to come.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* “Soman manages to suggest the gentle colors and textures of old color lithography, giving the pages the feeling of a dog-eared vintage find.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[T]his is just a beautiful journey you’ll want to return to repeatedly. . . . David Soman isn’t afraid to get pretty. His ocean scenes are some of the best I’ve ever seen in a picture book, and his story holds up in the end. If you’re looking for a gift book, a bedtime book, or just something uniquely attractive to the eye, seek ye just three little bears. Charm incarnate.”— Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse 8 Production, School Library Journal

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