Three Bears in a Boat

from Dial Books for Young Readers


  • Three Bears in a Boat
  • Room on the Broom


  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • Three Bears in a Boat published by Dial Books for Young Readers
  • Written by: David Soman
  • Illustrated by: David Soman
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 3 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Three Bears in a Boat is a picture book about three bear siblings who accidentally break their mother's favorite blue seashell and embark on a boat adventure to find her a new one. Written and illustrated by David Soman, the book details the bears' adventure as they sail farther than they've ever gone before, past whales and islands and salty sailor bears. But still, they can't find what they're looking for. A terrible storm blows in, and the bears realize they are far from home. They also realize that they need to take responsibility for their actions to make things right and find their way back home to their mother.

Is It Fun?

The illustrations in this book are just beautiful, and the text is simple enough for young kids to follow yet also very poetic. Young readers will enjoy going on the boat adventure with the bears, while also learning an important lesson about taking responsibility for your actions.

Who It’s For

Three Bears in a Boat is for ages 3-5.

What To Be Aware Of

The author and illustrator of this book is also the co-creator of the Ladybug Girl series of books.