A Bad Mad Sad Day For Mama Bear by Mayra CalvaniMy Thoughts: Have you ever had one of those days that everything seemed to be going wrong? These kind of days are not fun and consequently, causes one to be in a foul mood and overlook the good things in life. In this wonderful illustrated children's book, Mama Bear doesn't have a good day and does not notice the comfort her son is trying to give her.
Illustrated by KC Snider
Little Bear offers Mama Bear various items to make her feel better, but she’s too busy to notice—until he gives her his super, so good, so very special dolly. Silly humor, alliteration, repetition, and onomatopoeia make this a fun read-aloud story. A celebration of the special love shared between mother and child. For ages 3-7.
Everything is going wrong for Mama Bear: from burning breakfast, to her car breaking down, to causing a honey accident in the market, to being harassed by the baboon troupe. Mama Bear is having a very sad, bad day. Little Bear sees his mom struggling and finds objects to give to her to help sooth her, but Mama Bear is too busy to acknowledge him. Will Mama Bear have a better day? Will she finally look at Little Bear and see the love he's trying to give her?
Along with the beautiful illustrations by KC Snider, Mayra Calvani has put together a very cute children's book that talks about the importance of life even when things are going bad. Calvani uses fun language, such as repetition and onomatopoeia, to make the story come alive. Young children will enjoy this wonderful tale of Mama Bear and her Little Bear. I rate it:
Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications like The Writer, Writer's Journal, Multicultural Review, Bloomsbury Review, and others. She lives in Belgium with her husband of 25+ years, two wonderful kids, and her two beloved pets. When she's not writing, editing, reading or reviewing, she enjoys walking with her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. She's represented by Serendipity Literary.