“The world is big and there’s much to see,
and a bear must go where she wants to be.
And a bear as curious as me longs to gaze at the starlit sea!”
A book-loving bear sets off to see the world. She takes one special thing—her Bear’s Big Book of Being Wise. But when she meets different creatures, each needing her help, she discovers that books aren’t just brilliant at fixing problems–they can also help you make new friends. And if you’re lucky, books can take you to a very special place indeed . . .
About the Author
Frances Tosdevin has been writing picture books for several years and has books published with UCLan Publishing and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and her debut picture book, THE BEAR AND HER BOOK, won the 2022 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was also short-listed for the Stockport Children’s Book Award and was named Children’s Book of the Week by the Independent. Frances studied Archaeology/Anthropology and Classics at the University of Cambridge, and later worked as a journalist in Qatar and Hertfordshire before focusing full-time on family life. She is married with two daughters and five grandchildren who keep her busy reading stories and provide her with inspiration for new ones! Frances enjoys nature, gardening, and river walks, and is never happier than when wading through her local river with a small grandchild, discovering the wonders of this watery world.