Ursa’s Light by Deborah Marcero
Age Range: 4 – 8 years | Grade Level: Preschool – 3 | Hardcover: 32 pages | Publisher: Peter Pauper Press (April 1, 2016)
About Ursa’s Light:
One night Ursa had an idea.
An amazing idea.
A wild idea
She was going to fly!
It was such a crazy idea that no one believed she could do it. She was a bear, for goodness sake, and bears don’t fly! Or do they . . . ?
About the Author:
Deborah Marcero received her BFA in drawing photography from the University of Michigan and her MFA in poetry from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She loves to draw, write, doodle, make silly drawings, and jot down things she notices in the world around her. This is her debut picture book.
My Thoughts on Ursa’s Light:
Ursa isn’t like other bears. She has dreams of flying. Even though her parents worry, her friends mock, and her brother just watches, Ursa ignores the nay-sayers and gets to work making her dream come true. She works hard, but falls short of her goal time and again. She is ready to give up when she finds a way to make her dreams a reality.
Ursa’s Light is a picture book about passion, dreaming, hard work, and following your heart. The illustrations are beautiful and work wonderfully with the text (probably because the author is also the illustrator). This is a beautiful, simple story about a determined young bear pushing aside her doubt and the negativity of others to let herself shine. This is perfect if you are looking for an uplifting book about following your dreams, working hard to reach your goals, or accepting yourself the way you are.
Source: I received an unbound galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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