Nyima and the Blue Bear: A Tale of Hope and Compassion by Angela Castillo

Book Blurb:

Nyima and his Yak, Yeshe, rescue an adorable blue bear who has slid down the side of the mountain. Together, they search for clues and ask helpful animals throughout the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.

Teach children the value of compassion, and the endearing power of hope.

Includes fascinating facts about the amazing creatures of the Tibetan plateau.

Rayleigh’s Review:

Children’s books that dive into different cultures and settings are my absolute favorite. Especially when they allow opportunities for their young readers to learn something new.

Nyima and the Blue Bear is set in the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, which is Central Asia. As Nyima and his yak, Yeshe, travel to pick berries, they happen upon a baby bear in need of rescuing and help to find its mother. Nyima and Yeshe are exemplary in their choice to help the bear, and along the way, they meet all kinds of animals that live on the plateau, quickly turning this already precious tale into a very educational one.

The cover of the book is what drew my attention to it, I just fell in love with the art. It’s absolutely beautiful and each page is just as stunning as you flip through. The story, of course, illustrates the virtue of compassion and makes for a very sweet, yet also adventurous story.

Overall, Nyima and the Blue Bear: A Tale of Hope and Compassion is one that I want in my physical library because I see my daughter enjoying it a lot. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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