Miss Wilson’s book recommendation is The Good Bear by Sarah Lean.
“It’s the Christmas holidays and Thea is looking forward to spending them with her father. She can tell him all about her plans to become a writer, and maybe he’ll buy her the typewriter she’s been dreaming of.
But when Thea arrives in snowy Norway, everything feels . . . wrong. Her father is as distant as ever and now she has to share him with his new family: his girlfriend Inge and her children. Then Thea makes a surprising discovery. Deep in the snowy woods by the house, is a bear. He’s scared and hungry and he desperately needs Thea’s help.
When the town hears about a bear living in the woods, Bear’s life is in even greater danger. Thea needs to show everyone that he’s not dangerous – he’s a good bear – if she’s to save him.”
This book may be based around Christmas time but it is a heartwarming book that I discovered last year and absolutely loved. It shows us how to show compassion to animals and why sometimes it’s important to put nature first. Definitely a must read for anyone who loves bears! 🐻
It’s also great for children who come from separated families and are coming to terms with change in their homes.