Bear Hug by Katherine McEwen


Bear Hug by Katherine McEwen

One bear is facing winter alone for the first time in his life. Just like his father showed him, he gathers leaves for his cave, and just like his mother showed him, he catches fat silver fish to eat. The bear meets his mate and both sleep away the winter in his cosy cave, snuggled in a big bear hug. When spring arrives, a new bear cub arrives also, and the new father begins to teach his child all he has learned.


A perfect introduction to the seasons, this picture book follows a family of bears as they prepare for hibernation and the arrival of spring. Exquisite collage illustrations draw the reader into the depths of the forest. -- Emma O'Donovan Baby London A poetic story of the seasons told with beautiful collage-style artwork, this debut is from an artist who has previously collaborated with the likes of Allan Ahlberg and Anne Fine. It covers classic themes of growing up and the circle of life. One bear is facing winter alone - he gathers leaves for his cave and catches fat silver fish to eat. He meets his mate and both sleep through winter, snuggled in a big bear hug. When spring arrives, a new bear cub arrives and the father teaches his offspring all that he knows. A Templar book, it's priced at GBP11.99 hardback or GBP6.99 in paperback, -- Ros Collins Surrey Advertiser, Aldershot News and Mail A coming-of-age story about the experience of all things new and about learning to go it alone. A little bear has to cope with winter alone and after he has been taught life lessons by his parents. An adorable tale with delightful illustrations to encourage the little ones to take what they learn and apply it to the cycle of life in order to survive. -- Gardners Indendent Booksellers Affiliate Programme

About the Author

Katharine McEwen has illustrated more than 30 books for children, collaborating with many well-known authors. This is her first picture book for Templar. She studied at Kingston University and the Kent Institution of Art and Design.

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32 pages


Katherine McEwen
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Publication date

1st September 2014



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