A lovely story about the bond between parent and child, the wonder of discovery, and the changing of the seasons. Little One by Jo Weaver is a beautifully illustrated, charming tale that will enchant readers young and old alike.
Spring is here and new life is stirring. There is so much for Big Bear to teach her new cub as they step out into the forest. Together they eat, swim, fish, and play as one season becomes the next. With Big Bears help, Little One grows more and more confident, until winter comes once more and its time to head home. With gentle text and stunning black and white illustrations, Jo Weaver reveals the wonder of nature, the first steps of independence, and the strength of parental love.
I loved the simplicity of the black and white illustrations; Weaver’s technique lends a softness to the images that makes you want to touch the pages. They are just so lovely, and bring a true warmth and heart to the story.
And I think “simple and lovely” is really the theme of Little One, not just with the images, but with Weaver’s text, too. Reading the story — and looking at the illustrations — has a very calming, soothing effect. And isn’t that what every parent wants from a bedtime story? A book that calms and soothes their child before slumber?
Following Big Bear and Little One through the changing of the seasons, and seeing how Little One grows and changes, is enchanting. Little One is in stores March 1st.