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Where Bear?

by Sophy Henn

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Philomel Books (2015-01-02)

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"Nothing short of magnificent."--Library Media Connection

"[A] winsome debut."--New York Times

This beautifully illustrated, fun read-aloud picture book will have kids everywhere asking the same question: "Where, bear?"

Once there was a bear cub who lived with a little boy. But over time the bear cub grew . . . and grew . . . and GREW! And did things that bears do . . . and do . . . and DO! One day the boy looked at the bear and realized he was just too big and bearish to be living in a house. "I think it's time we found you a new place to live where you can be bearish and big," said the boy. "But where, bear?"

From the only two-time World Book Illustrator Sophy Henn, here is a delightful journey that reminds us that even when best friends are apart, they always stay together.

Praise for WHERE BEAR?

* "[N]othing short of magnificent. Each page is absolutely charming and begs to be looked at again and again."–Library Media Connection, starred review

"[A] winsome debut . . . The catchy refrain, 'Then where, bear?,'and Henn’s sophisticated matte-toned illustrations make for a zippy take on the 'finding your place' genre."–New York Times Book Review
"This gentle tale about friendship and home will give early readers and their grown-ups plenty of food for discussion."–Kirkus Reviews

"Simple illustrations in bold colors allow the bear’s repertoire of expressions — chagrin, boredom, and terror — to take center stage."–Boston Globe

"[C]hildren will gravitate to the rhythmic repetition and the graphic design. A notable debut."–Booklist

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