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A Brave Bear

By Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Emily Hughes

What is the bravest thing in the world? A brave bear, of course! And who is the best at helping a little bear be brave? His dad, of course!

"Captures the easy rhythms of a sweet father-child connection" New York Times From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and the illustrator of Wild, comes a story of a daddy and a baby bear, on a day that's as hot as hot can be. When Dad Bear says, "I think a pair of hot bears is probably the hottest thing in the world," Little Bear suggests that they go all the way to the river to cool down. But what will happen when Little Bear tries to impress his dad by doing a big jump across the rocks? Told from the perspective of Little Bear and capturing his determination to be big and brave just like his dad, the youngest of readers will rejoice in the gorgeous characterization, the warmth of the storytelling and the deliciously detailed artwork of illustration star, Emily Hughes.

  • A story inspired by dads and sons, about the little moments that pass between them and about enjoying the very simple pleasures of life - splashing in a cool river on a hot day.
  • For young children just beginning to dare to do new things and their supportive and loving parents, this warm, gentle story just might be the best read in the world - and will make a great Father's Day gift purchase.
  • Showcases masterful storyteller Sean Taylor at his very sweetest and brings the lush artwork of Emily Hughes to the Walker list.

About the author

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include picture books such as Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean Jullien, Where the Bugaboo Lives, illustrated by Neal Layton and The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Find Sean online at www.seantaylorstories.com and on Twitter as @seantstories.

About the illustrator

Born in Hilo, Hawaii, Emily Hughes is a talented young illustrator who studied at The Arts University College Bournemouth and whose first picture book, Wild, was met to great acclaim. Inspired by picture book illustration from the 1960s and 1970s and Chinese cinema, Emily is quickly becoming renowned for the enchanting, atmospheric worlds she creates for her each and every character. She lives in London. Find Emily online at e-hug.blogspot.co.uk and on Twitter as @plaidemily.

ISBN: 9781406351323
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Dimensions: 240 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 24/06/18 at 23:45:24
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