Copycat Bear! by Ellie Sandall is a fabulous friendship story. Bear always does what Mango the bird does. Even though he can't fly or live in a tree. Mango doesn't want bear to copy him, so he takes off. But he comes back because a bear can't do what a bird does, but they can be best friends.
The illustrations are hand drawn and painted. They are done with crayon, collage and watercolors. Both characters are enduring with a fondness for each other. They are drawn with texture and a fine style. This will be used in Preschool Storytime as well as with Kindergarteners and First graders.