Rachel Bright's In a Minute, Mama Bear is the first in a new series following Mama Bear and Bella Bear, from the author and illustrator of the #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller Love Monster.
Mama Bear is all ready to start her busy day: there are errands to run, classes to get to, and lots more to do. Mama is raring to go! But toddler Bella is lagging behind. So Mama Bear decides to throw the to-do list out the window and spend the day playing and relaxing in the park with Bella Bear—and together they find that sometimes, when things don’t go as planned, they can still have a whole lot of fun.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
In The News
"Adorable art, gentle humor and relatable situations make this tender and jubilant story one to read and reread." —The Washington Post
"Bright handles the very real issue of the over-scheduled family with good humor and sympathetic characters, drawn in her signature scraggly style, which is as expressive of harried domestic life as the text itself. She also ends with a satisfying role reversal—after Mama hops on the bandwagon, it’s little Bella who tells Mama it’s time to go home." —Publishers Weekly
"A solid message to caregivers about the value of unstructured time with their children." —Kirkus Reviews
"Told in a straightforward cadence, this is a sweet and encouraging read-aloud for little ones who can’t wait to grow up." —School Library Journal