A hungry bear’s big appetite leads to a lesson about sharing in this silly story perfect for fans of Mo Willems’ Pigeon books Bear is hungry. So hungry that when he spies a squirrel’s berry snack, he can’t help taking the whole berry bush. Then, when he wanders past a busy beehive, Bear knows he’s hit the jackpot. But someone is on to him—the moon! Or so Bear thinks. Before he knows it, Bear is on the run with his stolen snacks, causing a whole lot of trouble for the other animals in the forest.
With big laughs, silly surprises, and a read-aloud-ready refrain, this picture book is perfect for fans of Jon Klassen and Mo Willems.
Darren Farrell is the author-illustrator of the award-winning picture book Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib. He lives, for the time being, with his family in Seoul, South Korea, where he always makes sure there are no monsters under his son’s bed.
Hardcover | $17.99
Published by Dial Books Apr 19, 2016| 40 Pages| 10 x 10| 3-5 years| ISBN 9780803741591
*”Whether as an offbeat bedtime story or simply an entertaining tale about a goofy bear, there’s great imagination-seizing potential here.” —BCCB, starred review
“When the moon seems to follow you, it can be a perfect introduction to the new wonders of the universe. Or it can be, as in this larky book from Farrell, a great opportunity to goof on someone’s naïveté.” — The New York Times Book Review
“Farrell’s warm, modern illustrations, absurd chase scenes and mischievous characters, guarantee rowdy fun every time you turn the pages.” —The Boston Globe
“Generosity wins out over greed in this goofy moonlit morality tale.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Great fun from start to finish.” — Chicago Tribune
“Full of quirky details that reward close study, Farrell’s story has personality to spare.” —Publishers Weekly
“Not only will Bear make readers laugh out loud, but he illustrates how sharing can build a community. Bear’s hilarious adventure begs for multiple readings.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Farrell (Thank You, Octopus, 2014) builds thesituational comedy well, ensuring laughs at Bear’s over-the-top responses to the moon.” —Booklist
“The great expressions and action sequences are perfect. And while Bear is the star of the show, eagle-eyed readers will see some hilarious background scenes…An amusing read about taking and giving back that is sure to give kids the giggles.” —School Library Journal