In this classic and hilarious story Bear's plans for a quiet and cosy winter go awry when his friends won't give him the space he needs!
Bear is preparing his house for winter by gathering moss, logs and branches to keep himself warm. His animal friends think he's being ridiculous and make fun of him - but as the winter approaches, Bear is cosy, while the others shiver out in the cold. Very kindly, Bear lets his friends in, but they are far too excited to sleep and cause a ruckus! Will Bear ever get some rest?
John Yeoman was for many years Head of English at the French Lycée in London. His collaboration with Quentin Blake began in 1960, and has resulted in a long list of successful children’s books of which a number of earlier well-loved titles are now being republished by Andersen Press for new generations of readers.
Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
Charming winter tale.
Quentin Blake’s illustrations are, as ever, delightful and full of loveable characters.
Delightful, gentle and warm-hearted story which the pictures and colouring match absolutely.
Perfect for talking about sharing, seasons and friendship.
Early Years Educator