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A warm-hearted story full of kindness tells how Bear shares his cosy winter house with all the other animals – even though they had all laughed at him while he built it. Sensible bear builds himself a lovely shelter so that he can enjoy a quiet sleep in the winter. But, when all the other animals decide to share it too, Bear has little chance to sleep… Quentin Blake’s illustrations capture the seasonal feel of the story and show long-suffering and charming Bear welcoming all.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world. Quentin Blake was shortlisted for the award for 2010.
The bear is behaving very strangely indeed: collecting moss, logs and branches to build a winter house. The other animals think this is silly, and laugh at him, but when winter comes, bear is cosy in his winter house while the other animals suffer in the cold. Being a very kind bear, he invites the others in. Unfortunately for the bear, they are too excited to sleep, and it seems he will get no rest at all this winter! But when spring arrives, he finds a solution.
|Publication date:||1st October 2009|
|Author:||John Yeoman, Quentin Blake|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
John Yeoman (pictured) is the author of A Drink of Water, which was the very first children's book Quentin Blake illustrated. Since then, Yeoman has teamed up with Quentin Blake on many other children's books. Quentin Blake was born in 1932 and has been drawing ever since he can remember. His first drawing was published in Punch when he was only 16. He studied English at Downing College, Cambridge, and after that he did a postgraduate teaching diploma at the University of London. This was followed by a part-time course at Chelsea Art School. Quentin has received many awards for his books ...More About John Yeoman, Quentin Blake
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