Book List: Tails and Tales-Picture Books
Release Date: 2021
Author: Jane Yolen
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Lots of people have inner strength, but one girl wears hers as a bear outside.
Some folks have a lion inside,
Or a tiger.
I wear my bear on the outside.
In this imaginative picture book by Jane Yolen, acclaimed author of many distinguished children's books including Owl Moon and How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, a girl explores the many ways she expresses herself by imagining that she wears a bear as her personal protective shell. They go everywhere and do everything together. The Bear is like a suit of armor and a partner all in one, protecting her from bullies and giving her strength to be bold when she needs it. In turn, she listens to and takes care of the Bear.