Something new is growing in the bear’s garden, but there’s no flower. The bear does his best to help the plant, and meanwhile something is happening underground. The amusing illustrations show us surprising and different things taking place at the same time, that lead us to realize that sometimes we aren’t seeing the whole picture.
Age Group: PRESCHOOL
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Sometimes we would really like something to happen, but we do not see the bigger picture. That is exactly what happens to the bear in this story: He rises to the challenge, does not despair, and continues to try helping his plant in various creative ways. In the meantime, we, readers, discover that another amusing story is hiding underground and that, as often happens in life, we each have a different viewpoint, experience, and story to tell.
Things that you see from there – can’t be seen from here
(You Took My Hand in Your Hand, Yankele Rotblit)