Every child knows: bears are strong and dangerous. But books are even stronger and can actually save lives. This is what little Nandi teaches the bear.
When the bear’s stomach growls like thunder, all inhabitants of the forest seek shelter immediately. Only little Nandi doesn’t seem to care. Because she’s reading a thrilling story. This makes the bear terribly angry: »I’m the strongest bear in the world. Why are you not afraid of me?« — »My book is stronger than a bear,« replies Nandi calmly and uses her book to shield him from the pelting rain. And when the arrow of a hunting Native American is aimed at him, it gets stuck in Nandi’s book instead of the bear’s pelt. »But you can’t devour your book,« the bear insists. Say that again: Nandi easily builds a book ladder for him, so that he can pluck the most delicious fruits from the treetop. While the bear is eating, she reads him the most delightful stories. Books really are as strong as bears!