Sometimes Bipolar Bear finds himself at the bright North Pole or the dreary South Pole. Using tools he finds either on his own or with the help of his family, he is able to make his way back to his home. Cut out the sunglasses and the flashlight in the back to get involved, and if you flip through the pages quickly, you just may find a nice surprise!
Victoria Remmel is the author of family-friendly short stories and comics. She has lived a life of daring and adventure, which is continuing now in a new form called "parenthood."
"I am beyond thrilled that this book exists. Explaining a complicated concept like bipolar disorder to a child can be quite challenging, but Bipolar Bear sets parents up for success and provides a wonderful jumping-off point for deeper conversations. Not only is it easy-to-understand, imaginative, and beautifully illustrated in soothing watercolour, its potential to help increase understanding and empathy about mental health issues is immeasurable." - Reading for Sanity Sept 2020.
“Deftly addressing the psychological condition of being bipolar, "Bipolar Bear" is ideal for use with very young children and their parents.” - Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch.
“Long story short -- The world needs more books like this one. It addresses a specific need in our culture and helps combat the stigma surrounding mental disorders. I would recommend it to anyone who needs help explaining bipolar disorder to an itty-bitty loved one.” - Reading for Sanity.
“This is an exceptional picture book on mental health and explains bipolar disorder in a sensitive and child friendly way. Victoria’s illustrations and the layout of the words add another dimension, and the message of this book will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.” - Picture Book Perfect.
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