Norris, the Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner


Norris, the Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner

Norris loves plorringes! When he spots one ripening in the afternoon sun, he sits back and patiently waits for the fruit to drop from the tree into his paws. But Norris isn't the only one who adores plorringes ...pesky Tulip and Violet love them too and they can't wait for the one in the tree to ripen, so they scamper up the branch to investigate. So who will get their paws on the delicious fruit first? This beautifully written tale explores themes of friendship, patience and sharing, as well as teaching the five senses.


Painted in big, free watercolour strokes, inky lines and pencil, this book about a lovable bear is warm, soft and delicious. (The Sunday Times

's Books) The Sunday Times A perfect book for curling up cosy with your little ones. Irish Times Rayner's artwork is stunning. Bookseller The story will make a great bedtime read. School Librarian All the more engaging by Catherine Rayner's gorgeous bold pictures. Bookbag Simple and sublime. Kirkus A perfectly paced and beautifully illustrated book that explores timeless themes of friendship, sharing... and juicy plorringes. Junior A gorgeous book about sharing and making friendships. Angels & Urchins'

About the Author

Catherine Rayner

Catherine Rayner was born in Harrogate and now lives in Edinburgh. She has a BA Hons in Visual Communication and Illustration from Leeds College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. Much of her inspiration – and occasionally modelling! – for her illustration comes from her pets: her horse Shannon, guinea pig Marvin, dog Ellie, cat Emma and two goldfish, Bruce and Sheila. Catherine was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award Best New Illustrator in 2006, and she won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize winning illustrator Catherine Rayner has created stunning picture books introducing delightful characters including Harris, a hare with exceptionally large feet and Ernest, a moose who is determined to get himself into a book – no mean feat when you are too big to fit in the pages. Gorgeous, warmly coloured large scale pictures lie at the heart of Catherine’s work.

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32 pages


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Publication date

3rd February 2011



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