Where Are You, Bear?
From 3 to 5 | 32 pages
Four-year-old Sophie is about to leave her home in Newfoundland on a cross-Canada trip with her dad to visit her grandma in British Columbia. She’s so excited, except for one little problem — she can’t find Bear anywhere! Forced to leave Bear behind, Sophie sets out to travel across the country without her beloved companion. But when Bear emerges from under the bed and finds Sophie gone, he sets off on his own adventure — chasing after Sophie! The cat-and-mouse, or rather bear-and-girl, game that ensues is a madcap ABC adventure that takes the separated pals through all 13 provinces and territories. Some of the unique places that Sophie and Bear visit include: Cape Spear Lighthouse in Newfoundland, the Notre-Dame Basilica in Québec, the Toronto Island Ferry in Ontario, and Canada Olympic Park in Alberta. Along the way, they encounter many more of the iconic animals, people, sights, sounds, and tastes of Canada. From a bowl of chowder in Nova Scotia to a polar bear in Nunavut, the whole country is in on the trip!Frieda Wishinsky