This is the perfect book to read during this fall season. It has been gloomy and rainy quite a bit of time, so I just love reading books like this. Plus, rainy days always look way more fun in books. 😛
Meet Wallow the bear, aptly named because he likes to wallow and is quite gloomy. One day he wants to go out… but then it starts to rain. He quickly flees inside his house again, only for the rain to go harder and harder. And he just gets angrier and angrier. I could kind of understand his feelings though. When I was a kid I loved the rain and going outside, but when you get older and HAVE to cycle through it to go to work or school you just lose the fun of it.
But I was happy that Wallow has a tiny friend who still knows the joy of rain and is able to tell and show Wallow what sorts of fun things they can do while it rains. I loved seeing both of them have so much fun in the rain. Jumping in puddles, making dams, boats, and more.
I do have a question. Who makes their bed ABOVE the kitchen/furnace? That seems to just ask for a fire hazard right there.
Be sure to also keep an eye on other creatures, like the squirrels. 🙂
The art in this book is just AMAZING. I LOVE LOVE the style. Yes, I have to put that in capslock as I was just so impressed and wow-ed by the prettiness of it all. So many details, lovely colour use, and more. I want more of this illustrator’s work.
The ending made me very happy! It was such a sweet ending.
I will definitely be adding this book to my collection. I would recommend it to all looking for a fun and sweet rainy story featuring cute bears.