“You are not my mother, said the wolf pup.
I am not your mother, said the polar bear, but I can cuddle you and keep you safe.”
If you’re like me, you’re always wondering how to balance protecting your children and exposing them to the necessary realities of life…. in the right way AND at the right time. Pup and Bear by Kate Banks and Naoko Stoop (illustrator) is a beautiful and moving story that gently reveals the cycle of life while showing how the kindness of a stranger can lead to a powerful cycle of its own. A stranded Arctic wolf pup is found by a mother polar bear who cares for him until he is ready to go out on his own. The “wondrous wheel of life” turns round and round, but the Arctic wolf never forgets this extraordinary act of love.
This question provoking story had my daughter and I talking about how a small act can change your heart for a lifetime and about giving kindness in a forward way. This would also be a beautiful book for families who have adopted or found children in a non-traditional way.