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This reassuring tale of friendship and kindness will charm young readers. Friends Bear and Spider are as different as you can be, and not just in size either. Spider loves the outdoors – the sunshine, the breeze, the colourful plants and the bugs of course. Bear likes nothing more than a ‘tidy day’ at home, followed by a nice cup of tea in his cosy chair. But when Spider’s kite blows away into the forest Bear agrees to help him find it, even when it starts to rain. Bear and Spider make a comic couple in Jacob Grant’s crayon-and-ink illustrations, Spider silent but hugely expressive perched on his friend’s shoulder. The final picture shows the two of them enjoying a cup of tea, while flying kites – a lovely image of compromise and happiness that will have everyone smiling.
Bear and Spider are best friends, but they couldn't be more different. Spider loves the outdoors - the warm sun, the fresh breeze, the colourful plants. Bear prefers being inside, with his cosy chair and warm tea. But when Spider's kite gets stuck in a tree, Bear agrees to help his friend get it back - even though he doesn't like the forest. As their quest to find Spider's kite goes from bad to worse, Bear realises that being a good friend sometimes means stepping out of your comfort zone. The fantastic duo from Bear's Scare is back in another quirky, charming friendship story, proving that true friends will stay by your side even on the rainiest of days.
Praise for Bear's Scare;
Grant's friendship story will catch readers like flies with its artwork and gentle humour, while encouraging them not to make assumptions about others. Booklist
Ideal for beginning readers. A sweet, feel-good story with plenty of interesting visual detail. Kirkus Reviews
|Publication date:||4th June 2019|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Animal Stories, Animals|
Jacob Grant is the author and illustrator of Bear's Scare, Scaredy Kate, Little Bird's Bad Word, Cat Knit and Through the Zoo. He is a winner of the annual Don Freeman Work-in-Progress Grant by the SCBWI. Jacob lives in Chicago with his family.More About Jacob Grant