Bear’s Last Journey
(illustrated by Cristina Kadmon)
Original Title: Der alte Bär muss Abschied nehmen
“What does it mean when you are dead?” the little fox asked the old bear.
“Some say it’s just like sleeping. And others say that you go to heaven… ” answered the bear.
The old bear is deathly ill. Fox, badger, rabbit, squirrel, deer, all of his animal friends have gathered in his cave to say goodbye to him.
A quiet, tender story about how death is something completely natural. The surprising ending gives those who remain behind the feeling that life will go on.
Delicately and finely illustrated, written with lots of heart.
Ages approx. 4 and up. Also moving for adults.
RK & GK
An outstanding pearl that depicts a deep topic of life in a child-friendly way, without being forceful.