This is one of my son's favorite books. He is an introvert and does not like people coming in his space. He related to bear so much. He is all about his boundaries as well.
Fantastic, I’ve begun referencing this one daily. Very helpful and entertaining.
This book covers two important topics: respecting others' boundaries, and validating introverts' desire for solitary time. I really appreciate it for those two lessons, especially as a parent of an introvert. What I wasn't expecting was the violent ending -- it's not stated directly, but it's insinuated that the bear eats the rabbit as punishment, and my kids (2.5 and 4.5) did immediately pick up on the fact that the rabbit's scarf stays in the bear's house after the rabbit disappears. Honestly I wish it ended differently to avoid the scare tactic.
We absolutely love this book. My husband and I both have backgrounds in psychology and the mental health field, and we think this a fantastic book about boundaries, knowing your own boundaries, respecting each other’s boundaries and how we respond to one another’s boundaries. Not only is this book enjoyable to read, but we also appreciate the questions at the end to promote conversation and critical thinking with our children (ages 3 & 5). Highly recommend it!