Surprising as it may be, my grandson, Euwing, is asking me to read, The Bear in our Backyard, more often, and slightly pipping out, The Lion in our Living Room, by a nose. I am not surprised he is choosing either of these current favourites, but I thought Lion was going to be the ultimate winner. But, Emma Middleton and Briony Stewart have done it again! The Bear in our Backyard is a companion book for, The Lion in our Living Room, and both celebrate family, especially honouring the importance of fathers and mothers and the things they do to make us all feel loved and special. I highly recommend this picture book. It's suitable for children aged 2-6 years. Euwing is 2 years old and loves both these books, especially the shadowy illustrations. He combs the pages searching for the subtle breadcrumbs of clues and is delighted when he makes the connections. Emma's rhythmical sentences sound delightful when read out loud, the best way to share a picture book with children. I know many adults who enjoy joining in too. I will be sharing a video on my blog, over at Shadytree Books, showing Euwing and his daddy enjoying another adventure with Tom, Tilly and Bessie from The Bear in our Backyard. So, gather around the fireplace, or snuggle up in bed, this is another book I know that simply MUST be read!