I am so thrilled to be a part of a blog tour for this lovely picture book!
In Tracey Corderoy's and Sophie Allsopp's sweet and whimsical story, Luna and her polar bear friend, Bear, discover a beautiful yellow flower growing out of the snow. Luna quickly dubs the flower her "sunshine flower" and vows to keep in forever. When the flower fades, Luna becomes depressed and Bear vows to find her another flower. With Bear gone on his quest, Luna realizes what really matters to her. And it isn't a flower.
The illustrations are just beautiful:
This one was Noodlebug's favorite:
This is such a beautiful book and I thought the story was so sweet. I loved the emphasis on the importance of friendship and relationships over material things. As someone with an anthropology background, I also loved the fact that the human character wasn't your standard Anglo child. It was such a great setting to have the story take place in a snowy, northern spot with an Inuit-like child. It added a special dimension to the book. While this isn't a holiday book, it would be a perfect winter read for any family. And it emphasizes important values that we can all appreciate.
I am giving away a copy of this lovely picture book. It will make a perfect gift for some lucky child. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada.
Leave a comment on why you'd like to win this book along with your contact information.
The giveaway ends on Friday, December 20 at 4:00pm PST.