“Way, way up north in a snow-covered, frozen world, a young girl breaks a hole in the ice and fishes for her supper. But instead of a fish, at the end of the line is a small, brightly painted wooden bird. She ties it onto her necklace, next to a small white bear.
Day after day her fishing pole brings up more colorful surprises from the swirling sea under the frozen ice. She decorates her igloo with the colorful treasures, and animals come from far and wide to visit with her and share stories of faraway lands. On the last day she visits the fishing hole she drops the small bear from her necklace into the water.
Faraway, a young boy walks along a beach in the hot, hot sun. He throws something colorful into the water. Then something catches his eye. There washed up on the beach is a small wooden bear.
This story illustrates how colorful and mysterious friendship is . . . We have all often wondered who would receive a message if we sent it, maybe we’ve even tried. How awesome that Karin Littlewood makes it happen in her story.”—from BiblioReads: Children’s Book Review for Parents and Their Insatiable Bookworms