I must confess I have not always been a Pacific Northwest girl, I was born and raised in the Bay Area of California and am just now at the point where I have lived here in the PNW for the same amount I lived in California. I consider the PNW my home, I love the rainy weather, the smell in the fall when the marine layer washes all of the Seattle area in a fantastic fog. So when I had the opportunity to read Three Bears of the Pacific Northwest by Richard Vaughan & Marcia Crews with art by Jeremiah Trammell (Sasquatch Books, 2016), well I couldnt pass up the opportunity.
This board book is an adventure that happens as an airstream rolls down the road and a tiny blue teddy bear bumps out. The bear is quickly found by a large black bear, who sympathizes with blue bear and offers to help him find his way home.
The two bears go on an amazing adventure through an alpine meadow, where they munch on delicious berries. Over a stream where they meet up with brown bear who offers to help.
The three friends set out to find the shiny silver box that blue bear calls home, they encounter many other pacific northwest animals, from seals, gray whale and a bald eagle.
Bald eagle proves to be most helpful in finding blue bears family, of course, he takes blue bear to the sky. Once the campsite has been located, the three bears all venture into the camp ground until they find the shiny silver box that blue bear calls home where he is reunited with his boy!
This is a darling story that follows blue bear through his journey back to his boy. My petites loved that blue bear, although being a stuffy, ate berries and waved at the bears as they ventured back into the woods. This is the perfect tale of three bears (minus Goldilocks) having an adventure through the Cascade mountains and the Salish Sea. You will absolutely love reading this book with your petites, we love the oil-painted illustrations and how they almost beg you to get out of your house and out into the woods on your own adventure.
This book is printed in hardcover, as well as paperback. On August 9th you will be able to purchase this book in a board book for the tiniest of adventurers. Happy Reading!
Bloggers note, this book was given to me by Sasquatch Books in exchange for an honest review, the thoughts and opinions about this book are my own. Thank you to Sasquatch for use of the images in this post.