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Big Bear Was Not the Same

Published: August 24, 2021

Beaming Books

In Big Bear Was Not the Same, Joanna Rowland gently introduces young readers to the common feelings of fear, anxiety, and anger that can follow a traumatic event, and shows them how to have empathy and compassion for themselves and for loved ones experiencing the effects of trauma.

Pages: 32

Age: 4-7 years

Buy the Book:

"In his picture book debut, Ledda presents digital illustrations of expressive characters, seamlessly reflecting the text’s shifting emotions through varying color schemes, perspectives, and typography. An accessible, age-appropriate primer that sheds light on trauma and PTSD. Back matter includes more information."

- Publishers Weekly, August 2021