Don’t Bring Rupert to the Beach by Christer Hägglund

“Lovely theme about friendship despite distance.”

Review by Mary P.

Don’t Bring Rupert To The Beach is about the polar bear Rupert. He lives in the cold north. One day he falls asleep while fishing. Rupert drifts out to sea and wakes up on a strange and wonderful island. There he meets a new feline friend, who is the opposite and yet the same as the surprised polar bear. They discover each others worlds and make a great journey together.Enjoy 60 pages of polar bear happiness, cold snow, warm sand and friendship that crosses the big ocean.

Release Date: 8/14/2022

Genre: Children’s

Pages: 60

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review. A positive review was not required.

This is such a cozy children’s book, perfect for sharing. I love how expressive the illustrations are and how they complement the story. There’s such energy and sweetness. Some favorite illustrations are when Rupert hugs the snow and brings an armload of fish stacked like firewood, the message in the bottle, and the look on Dot’s face on the “Sand is soft, warm, and wonderful” page.

Lovely theme about friendship despite distance. I enjoyed watching the characters bond and share and become better acquainted. It felt so cozy and sweet, and the illustrations did so much to transport the reader.

Recommended for kids and adults, particularly if they love animals, letters, sand, and snow.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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