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Reviews

"There's a good deal of mystery in The Next Door Bear, illustrated in bold multicolor by Yelchin. The book is a bit Hayao Miyazaki-esque in the way magical fancy interrupts an otherwise naturalistic setting; one picture even shows the bear and Emma side by side under umbrellas, in patent homage to “My Neighbor Totoro.” But who among us wouldn’t want a Totoro-like companion to call her own?"

–The New York Times

"Yelchin's crisply inked illustrations slip effortlessly and intriguingly between the real and the imagined."

– Publisher’s Weekly

"The illustrations effectively convey the emotions of the story. The garden is a riot of color. Emma is appealingly portrayed and the children are depicted in constant motion."

–School Library Journal

"There is something dreamlike about Emma’s adventure in The Next Door Bear. All the Emma-and-bear scenes are filled with joy."

–Infodad.com

"This uplifting story will give comfort to any child that is adjusting to a change in life."

–WordsWorthBooks

"Mary Kuryla and Eugene Yelchin’s story about a girl, Emma, who has just moved into a new apartment and a new city, touched my heart. It’s a sweet story. A little sad, a little whimsical, and beautiful."

–Five Minutes For Books.com

"Yelchin's crisply inked illustrations slip effortlessly and intriguingly between the real and the imagined."

– Publishers Weekly