Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(Neal Porter Books, Aug. 13, 2019)
For young readers who always want to know why? . . . especially when there isn't an easy answer. An ALA Notable Children's BookA Capitol Choices Noteworthy TitleTwo-time Caldecott and Geisel Honoree Laura Vaccaro Seeger weaves a simple story about the unfailingly curious Rabbit-- and his patient friend Bear, who always answers his questions. Bear just wants to water his flowers, but Rabbit needs to know: why? Bear is looking forward to a peaceful night of stargazing, but all Rabbit cares about is: why? As spring passes into summer, and Rabbit continues to wonder why?, detailed, lush watercolor illustrations encourage the reader to figure out the reason for each question. Over and over, Bear gives the best answers he can-- until, in the depths of winter, he has no answer to give. This simple story is a reminder that even when there are no answers for our questions, we can count on trust and love-- and sometimes, that's more than enough.