A heart-warming picture book about a charming bear duo on an adventure to find a best friend.
Black Bear is feeling lonely, so he decides to look for a friend. Luckily, he meets Brown Bear, who is in the same situation! The bears decide to search for a friend together. They search everywhere, but their elusive friend is nowhere to be found. Or have they been right there all along?
With stunning artwork and heart-warming text, this is a beautiful picture book from the Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted Petr Horácek.
Petr Horácek’s bold and imaginative illustrations continue to captivate children and critics. His stories, often about loyalty and belonging, are told with an instinctive warmth and humour and are beautifully brought to life through his evocative use of colour and texture. He has won many awards around the world for classics such as Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 and 2018.
We’ve lost our hearts a little bit to this book. What a beautiful, bear-filled delight. […] This is such a heart-warming story, full of the most gorgeous illustrations (the bears faces are just adorable) of butterflies and bears, nature and woodland, which will have you desperate to go outside on a springtime walk with your young ones. It’s a captivating and eye-catching read, brimming with bears, friends and cheeky fun.
[…] a useful lesson or point of view to aid children on their journeys of knowledge about themselves and the world.
The School Librarian
I strongly recommend sharing this gentle story with children who will be inspired to think about the qualities that they value in friends.
The Letterpress Project
Featured in the Bookseller’s children’s previews for April ’23