The heart. I love Bina, and I love her pal Tiny! This book is such a wonderful celebration of accepting and appreciating friends just as they are.
The humor. This book offers humor in both the art and the text as Bina tries to hide in plain sight.
The relatability. I think we all have had (many) moments in which we weren’t up to being in a group situation. When readers can relate to a book, readers can easily connect with a book.
The surprise cameos. This is just one of them…
The best usage of groceries in a picture book of all time. (You will have to get the book, and see this for yourself.)
Naturally, this post about a party comes with a party favor–check out this wonderful post from author/illustrator Mike Curato about the inspiration and creation of Where is Bina Bear?
Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is a full-time children's book author who presents at schools and conferences across the country. She has more than 30 published picture books and has many others on the way. Her books have received awards, earned starred reviews, made lists, been made into musicals, and been translated into many different languages. Most importantly, kids really like her books! To learn more about Tammi and her books, please visit tammisauer.com and follow her on Twitter at @SauerTammi.