The Bear's Winter House
Written by John Yeoman, Quentin Blake
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A warm-hearted story full of kindness tells how Bear shares his cosy winter house with all the other animals – even though they had all laughed at him while he built it. Sensible bear builds himself a lovely shelter so that he can enjoy a quiet sleep in the winter. But, when all the other animals decide to share it too, Bear has little chance to sleep… Quentin Blake’s illustrations capture the seasonal feel of the story and show long-suffering and charming Bear welcoming all.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world. Quentin Blake was shortlisted for the award for 2010.
The Bear's Winter House by John Yeoman, Quentin Blake
The bear is behaving very strangely indeed: collecting moss, logs and branches to build a winter house. The other animals think this is silly, and laugh at him, but when winter comes, bear is cosy in his winter house while the other animals suffer in the cold. Being a very kind bear, he invites the others in. Unfortunately for the bear, they are too excited to sleep, and it seems he will get no rest at all this winter! But when spring arrives, he finds a solution.
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
John Yeoman, Quentin Blake
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Andersen Press Ltd
1st October 2009
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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