Embracing a Healthy Family: Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg Book Review

Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg Book Review

Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg is a delightful book full of glorious, almost unbelievable, portraits of all sorts of bears. I was lucky to receive a copy of this amazing book by Hachette Book Group and my membership with The Product Review Place.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (November 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316031887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316031882
Jill Greenberg has been an avid photographer since the age of 10 where she would stage photographs and create characters using various mediums.  Jill's ability to take creative, fun, serious, touching and emotional evoking portraits is the secret to her success.

As soon as I opened the box to view the book, I was in awe and immediately ran over to my two girls and sat them down to review it with me.  They were beyond happy and were elated in seeing all these amazing portraits.  Some of the poses were so unreal; they appeared to be more like stuffed animals or drawings.  She truly is an astounding photographer to be able to capture the unique essence of these miraculous animals in various poses.

They both went "ohhhh" and "ahhhhh" over the baby cubs and my two year old particularly loved the cub drinking from a "ba-ba."  I'm not sure what was more fun, seeing the various bears in their most adorable, but some scary poses or watching the girl's obvious fascination and adoration to this great book. 

At first, my two year old was not afraid of the growling bears that are in some of the portraits but later she was.  It wasn't anything I would be concerned with as once I talked to her about it and joked, she came around and wasn't scared. In fact, she started to imitate him. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures today with my six year old since she's in school.

*Picture I took

A special bonus in the back of the book contains all the bear's names which is so cute for little kids to see that each has their own name.

I would highly recommend this book to an animal lover, a photographer, a nature admirer or anyone with kids.  This is a great way to see bears in a completely different light.

* I was not paid for this review.  I received a complimentary copy by Hatchette Book Group in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Mimi N said...

Thanks for sharing your review. Those pictures look beautiful! Think it's something my little guy would like!

~Mimi @ Woven by Words

Judy Joyce said...

You won't be sorry! That picture I took and posted are real bears! It's amazing to see how unreal they are. Your little guy will love it. I took the hardcover jacket off to preserve it but I think this will fall into the all time favs. I only wished I had been able to have a giveaway!

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