Author/Illustrator: JiWon Beck
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, 2019 (orig. I Meet You, Bombom/Korea, 2017)
Themes: friendship, eskimos, polar bear
Summary: (from my library’s catalog) A wordless picture book in which a young Eskimo girl befriends a weak, hungry polar bear that has taken refuge in her igloo, and the bear later returns the favor..
I picked this book because: we’re expecting snow this weekend, despite a week in the high 80’s, so this beautifully composed, quiet, wordless picture book feels just right to keep me from crying! The compositions are breathtaking and the character design melts my heart. I may cry anyway if I lose all my plums, currants and black raspberries though… In the meantime, enjoy this with a cuppa.
Resources/activities: Read books featuring snow even when snow isn’t expected. Bake something that needs to be dusted with powdered sugar. Place a paper snowflake over the cake first for a pretty design.
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.