Book Review - Together Forever

Author/Illustrator: Per-Henrik Gurth
Publisher: Lobster Press (October 1, 2010)
Reading Level: Ages 4 to 8 years
Source: Copy for Review
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Description from GoodReads:
Little Bear loves to tumble in the snow, but what if he wanders too far from Mother Bear? He learns that just like the Great Bear and Little Bear stars in the sky, they will always be together. 

 This is what I call an "awww" book.  Lovely illustrations, feel good text that conjures up a mother and child curled up together reading at bedtime.  Together Forever is certainly one of those books.  It also is a message that beautifully addresses a common fear/concern of small children - what happens if mommy and I get separated?!

In this installment of Gurth's books, Mother Bear warns Little Bear not to wander away or get lost.  When Little Bear looks worried, "Mother Bear tells him to look into the sky for Great Bear and Little Bear and wait for her to find him".  As predicted, Little Bear is distracted by snowflakes and wanders away.  He follows his mother's advice and watches the bears in the sky.  When Mother Bear finally locates her little one, a joyous reunion takes place.  

Together Forever fits nicely in any mother-child picture book collection.  It makes for a lovely gift and it is a book that will be read over and over again.