Bear and the Whisper of the Wind (Hardcover)
Oftentimes, life will give us a sign to try something new. In this case, it comes in the form of a strawberry pie. Although change can be scary, Bear shows us that there is so much beauty in the journey. Dubuc charms again with a gentle reminder to trust your instinct and follow the path your heart knows. It will always guide you home.— Beth, Wild Rumpus
Bear is happy at home, eating strawberry pie and spending time with his friends. But one day, the wind whispers to Bear, calling him to embark on a surprising journey to an unknown place. He isn't sure where he is going, but he knows that everything will turn out okay if he trusts his instincts.
A sweet, delightfully illustrated tale about believing in yourself, Bear and the Whisper of the Wind shows children that change may be scary at first, but it can lead to fun, happy, and exciting things too.
-- Seattle Book Review
"I love Bear’s wanderlust and restlessness, his uncertainty and daring....I love that his departure doesn’t have to be explained. And I love, as always, Dubuc’s delicate, fine-lined illustrations in pencil, colored pencil, and watercolors."
- 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast
With thoughtful text and delicately colored spreads made using colored pencil, pencil, and watercolor, Dubuc explores the impulse to change circumstances....Dubuc makes it easy to enter Bear’s desirous rationale, as he wonders 'why he couldn’t stay in the cozy little house in the clearing' and 'What if I have made a terrible mistake?' in a book about a character who listens carefully to his inner impulses, and acts on them."
- Publishers Weekly