A winter wonderland awaits a young polar bear cub that emerges from its den for the first time. As the cub sets out on a dramatic arctic journey, it worries whether it has the skills to survive. But a parent's abiding presence and simple, reassuring words instill confidence and love. In the tradition of such classics as THE RUNAWAY BUNNY and MAMA DO YOU LOVE ME?, this graceful, soothing tale speaks to the powerful bond between parent and child, and to the many stages of a child's growing independence, from first steps to first school experience and even to leaving home.
PRAISE FOR NACHO AND LOLITA:
"Rueda's colored-pencil images are exquisitely textured, from the rough bark of a tree to the brilliance of Nacho's feathers, as soft and richly hued as silk." - Kirkus, starred review
HONORS FOR LET'S PLAY IN THE FOREST:
National Parenting Publications Awards - Children's Resources Category - 2006 Gold Award
2008 Columbian IBBY Honor List