Once in a while, a truly great picture book comes along. Maudie and Bear (HB $29.95) by Jan Ormerod is one such book. This beautiful story, composed of five short chapters, makes the perfect bedtime companion. Maudie is cheeky and playful, Bear is her dependable friend, and together they will charm your socks off.
Freya Blackwood’s illustrations, as seen before in the award winning Harry & Hopper (PB $16) and Amy & Louis (PB $16), are absolute perfection.