This Cute, Cozy Book Teaches Kids About Giving Back

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Does your kiddo have a favorite stuffed animal—the kind of beloved pal kind that does double duty as a BFF and bedtime buddy? For many children, a doll or stuffy holds an extra special place in their hearts… even when it gets worn and torn. (Two button eyes are overrated anyway, amiright?) The new picture book, A Bear to Share, captures this sweet sentiment while weaving in important messages about empathy and giving back to others. 

photo: Courtesy of Baby2Baby

Authored by actress Jessica Alba and Baby2Baby Co-CEOs Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, A Bear to Share, teaches kids about why it matters to help people in need. The main character, Tiana, loves her teddy bear, Bach. But one day, Tiana is gifted a brand new bear and she doesn’t know what to do. Does she donate Bach or keep them both? Follow along as Tiana learns about letting go and making choices that bring joy to others. Spoiler alert: she gifts her new bear to her best friend Timothy whose family is going through hard times.

Illustrated by Alicia Más, the vibrant, imaginative illustrations bring Tiana’s world to life. A perfect read as the holidays are approaching… this endearing tale demonstrates that sometimes giving feels even better than receiving (at any age!). Grab a copy, cuddle up with your kiddo, and have meaningful conversations about their role in helping those who are less fortunate in your community.

Get your copy of A Bear to Share today!

Baby2Baby is a nonprofit organization that provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. The organization has distributed close to 200 million items, impacting hundreds of thousands of children.

-Jessica Solloway