Bear's Best Friend by Lucy Coats


Bear's Best Friend by Lucy Coats

Bear has lots of friends, but he doesn't have a best friend. Why does everyone have a best friend, except him? As Bear looks and looks, he becomes sadder and sadder. But perhaps his best friend is out there, after al ...A touching story about the magic of friendship.


Praise for The Girl with the Bird's-Nest Hair: A delightful cautionary tale Telegraph Magazine Lovely madcap illustrations and rhyme Daily Mail Wittily illustrated, this is a delightful story The Independent on Sunday The charm lies in its naive illustrations ... the childlike pictures have muted colours, pretty use of collage, interesting details and an airy sense of design The Sunday Times

About the Author

Lucy Coats

Lucy Coats: "My first proper job was as an editor in children’s book publishing, so I know what the world of books is like from both an editor’s and a writer’s perspective. While I was doing that I won a poetry competition, and then I submitted a poem for an anthology which was being commissioned by my boss. I used a pseudonym, and keeping my mouth shut while all the other editors were discussing whether it was any good or not is nearly the hardest thing I’ve ever done. A Woobit Song got chosen on merit, and was the first thing I ever had published.

Unfortunately (or fortunately as it turned out for my writing career), I became very sick with something called myalgic encephalomyelitis when I returned from working as an editor in America, and I had to give up my publishing job. That was when I really turned to writing as a way of keeping my brain occupied. My first book One Hungry Baby was published in 1992, and I’ve been writing for children ever since. I have been married to Richard-from-Uni since 1989.We now have two teenage kids—a boy and a girl—and also three dogs—two black labradors and a weird and obstinate Dandie Dinmont terrier (a rare British breed which looks like a very small highland cow without horns and on mega-short legs. It has black boot-button eyes under a blonde fringe and sounds like a bass Great Dane when it barks, which it does continuously). We also have a horse and an ancient guinea-pig. We all live in Northamptonshire, surrounded by sheep, more horses, noisy birds and a view of my stone circle that inspires me every single day."

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Publication date

14th March 2013



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