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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.
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.
You have opened a very special book. This book can do something that has NEVER been achieved before. This book can read your mind. I will just need you to think of something, but whatever you do, don't think of anything SILLY. You know, like a pink elephant...When the page is turned, sure enough, a pink elephant appears! This funny interactive book plays on the idea that when you're told NOT to think of something, somehow it is all you can think about. As the book continues, and more and more silliness ensues, the scientist is distraught but there is plenty of fun in store for the reader!
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