This book is for anyone who loves stories. Bear loves reading so much he decides to try writing his own story. After sitting in front of a blank piece of paper, he does what any writer would do - he takes a walk. Along the way, he helps his friends with their challenges, and they help him discover a story to tell. Perfect for introducing the basics of storytelling as well as the value of spending time in your community. — From Sarah's picks (page 1)
A story about stories, writing, reading, and friendship. "Reading, writing, listening, helping, thanking: Bear and his animal friends can inspire young readers in family, school, or library settings." — Kirkus Reviews
When Bear’s favorite book of stories falls apart, he is determined to write one of his own. He ventures into the forest for inspiration, but writing is harder than he thinks, and he soon discovers that he needs help from his friends. See how Bear transforms their day into a wonderful adventure in this story about creativity and friendship.
About the Author
Claire Freedman is the author of more than one hundred books for young readers. She tried writing in various genres before discovering a passion for children’s books. She is best known for her award-winning Underpants series, which has sold more than two million copies to date and has been published in twenty-one languages.
Alison Friend spent three years working as an apprentice stonemason before meeting her husband. After they moved to America, she began painting funny animal pictures for greeting cards, then realized she should be illustrating books for children. She lives in England’s Lake District and enjoys walking her border collie, Blue, and swimming in lakes (when it’s warm!).
The theme of friendship is matched by the warm, cozy feeling of the mixed-media illustrations. Bear's helpfulness and his budding creativity make him a positive role model. Reading, writing, listening, helping, thanking: Bear and his animal friends can inspire young readers in family, school, or library settings.