Love is in the air in the latest story featuring the charming friendship of Bear and Spider--and a special someone. Perfect for fans of Peter Brown and Greg Pizzoli!
Bear is excited for his new teapot to arrive. When the doorbell rings, Bear finds something unexpected--a new delivery person, Panda, who happens to be very charming.
Bear does the only thing he can think of--he orders another teapot so he can see Panda again. But he's too flustered to talk to her . . . so he orders another teapot. And another.
Spider encourages Bear to invite Panda to tea, but one day, a new delivery person arrives at the door. Seeing how devastated his friend is, Spider sets out on a journey to find Panda and help his friend find the courage to be himself.
The fantastic duo from Bear's Scare and Bear Out There is back in another sweet friendship story that's perfect for Valentine's Day.
About the Author
Jacob Grant is originally from Ohio, but now lives with his wife in a very windy city in Illinois. Day and night he can be found in his home studio drawing, painting, and writing until something feels story-ish. His debut picture book, Scaredy Kate, was released in 2014. Jacob tries not to use bad words around any little animals.
“Grant's soft, muted crayon-and-ink illustrations, full of rounded shapes, complement the warm comforting tone of the story . . . A cozy tale of friendship and compromise between two very different creatures.” —Kirkus Reviews on BEAR OUT THERE
“The humor here is gentle and diverting, and kids will find the surprisingly expressive Spider. . . especially charming.” —BCCB on BEAR OUT THERE
“Resonates with timely themes of tolerance, friendship, and persistence.” —Publishers Weekly on BEAR OUT THERE
“This affirming story of friendship includes themes of kindness and perseverance, subtly promoting an appreciation of the outdoors.” —Booklist on BEAR OUT THERE
“Children will absorb the valuable message that compromise is essential to any good friendship, and when the going gets tough, buddies still stick together.” —School Library Journal online, on BEAR OUT THERE
“Grant's friendship story will catch readers like flies with its artwork and gentle humor, while encouraging them not to make assumptions about others.” —Booklist on BEAR'S SCARE
“This tale about friendship and overcoming prejudices . . . will be enjoyed at storytime and as a subtle introduction to accepting others.” —School Library Journal on BEAR'S SCARE
“Ideal for beginning readers. A sweet, feel-good story with plenty of interesting visual detail.” —Kirkus Reviews on BEAR'S SCARE
“Will make readers smile.” —Publishers Weekly on BEAR'S SCARE