Mom, There's a Bear at the Door by Sabine Lipan

Mom, There's a Bear at the Door

Written by Sabine Lipan
Illustrated by Manuela Olten


Mom, There's a Bear at the Door by Sabine Lipan

A mother is surprised when her son tells her that there is a bear standing outside their door. How did the bear get all the way from his cave in the forest to their eleventh-floor apartment? And what is it doing here in the middle of the city? This sweet story of a wacky chain of events will appeal to young readers who like to make up their own tall tales.


The Horn Book -A mother has some questions after her child informs her there's a bear on the eleventh floor of their apartment building. . . . Their witty banter - which constitutes the entire text - makes for a lively read-aloud or readers-theater script. . . . Mother and child's affectionate relationship comes through in both text and pictures.- The Horn Book

About the Author

Manuela Olten is a freelance illustrator. Her debut picture book, Real Guys (Beltz), received the Oldenburg Children's Book Prize and was nominated for the German Youth Literature Prize. She lives in Germany. Sabine Lipan worked as a teacher, journalist, copywriter, and speechwriter before becoming an author in 2005. Since then she has published a dozen children's books, and she currently lives in Germany. Visit her website at

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34 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years


Sabine Lipan
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William B Eerdmans Publishing Co

Publication date

1st February 2016



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