Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Father’s Wish:the Tale of King Big Bear the Fat by Christine Corretti

            A Father’s Wish:the Tale of King Big Bear the Fat  

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Children and adults will enjoy this touching tale of fatherly love and the fulfillment that a family brings to one’s life.  A Father’s Wish: the Tale of King Big Bear the Fat portrays emotional complexities the author believes animals feel for their families.  The story also presents the reader with a world where nature is able to thrive because of kindness and understanding.  The world of King Big Bear is also a magical one, however.  Each animal is given a voice that represents his/her intelligence, spirit and emotions.  Their story is one where courage, determination, love and the instinct to protect life are pitted against evil.  Read as King Big Bear and his comrades embark on a journey to save his greatest treasure and to put an end to the old wizard’s undercover acts of wrongdoing. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Christine Corretti, Ph.D. is an author, artist, animal rights activist, and art historian who specializes in the Italian Renaissance.  A Father’s Wish: the Tale of King Big Bear the Fat is her first children’s book, which she herself illustrated.  Dr. Corretti lives in her home state of Massachusetts.  She may be contacted at cxc161@cwru.edu