Little Yona wants to be big and strong like all the other bears she knows, because there’s nothing bigger or stronger than bears … Or is there?

Join Yona as she learns from her mother how to hunt, fish, scratch and be patient in this beautiful debut picture book from Sarah Noble. Touching on themes of nature, nurture and the importance of family, this is the perfect story for any curious young reader starting to question the world around them.


Sarah Noble is an illustrator/author with a passion for colour, composition and storytelling. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art in the UK. She aims to create beautiful, thought-provoking narratives that resonate with both young and old audiences through her soft and intricate art style. This is her first picture book.


This is a gorgeous book, narrated by a baby bear as he learns about life. He’s keen to not be big, but Mama bear is wise and says not to hurry. They explore the concepts of big, strength and patience. This is a beautiful, reflective book.

Juno magazine

a lovely, comforting story combining family love and relationships with an introduction to the wonder of nature.

A Library Lady

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