The Bear's Water Picnic by John Yeoman

The Bear's Water Picnic

Written by John Yeoman
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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Best-loved illustrator Quentin Blake brings to life this lyrical, watery story. Pig, squirrel, hedgehog and hen are excited to join bear for his water picnic. They all love the quiet of the lake until they meet the noisy frogs! Searching for greater peace, bear and his friends float on but, it turns out that they need the frogs after all! If you enjoy Quentin Blakes’ hallmark illustrations then do check out his various other titles that have recently been reissued.


The Bear's Water Picnic by John Yeoman

The bear has organized a picnic on the river for his friends. It's the perfect day and everything is going swimmingly until they are disturbed by a loud croaking noise from among the lily pads. It's the frogs! They want to join in, but the friends don't fancy putting up with the noise, so they move on to a quieter part of the lake. Unfortunately they soon find themselves stuck on a sandbank, and only the frogs can help them!


Best-loved illustrator Quentin Blake brings to life this lyrical, watery story. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids You can't help but be enchanted by [Quentin Blake's pictures], with their vibrancy and expressiveness. -- Keith Dudhnath TheBookbag The illustrations are classic Blake, full of vitality and humour and spilling all over the page. A delightful, summery tale -- Anne Rooney It's ideal bedtime story material, fun, and somehow reassuring -- Leslie Wilson Quentin's distinctly joyful picturing adorns the story of The Bear's Water Picnic -- Barbara Band The School Librarian

About the Author

John Yeoman

John Yeoman is an English writer. Quentin Blake's friend and colleague, he has written many amusing stories for him to illustrate.

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40 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

8th July 2010




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo 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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