The Bear and Her Book

By Frances Tosdevin

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“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.

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781631637643
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781631637650
  • Reading Age: from 4 to 8 years
  • Interest Age: from 4 to 8 years
  • Hardcover dimensions: 10.75 x 9.25 in
  • Publication date: Nov 07, 2023
  • Rights/Sales territory: Antigua and Barbuda | Anguilla | Aruba | Barbados | Saint Barthélemy | Bermuda | Bahamas | Belize | Canada | Costa Rica | Cuba | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Guadeloupe | Guatemala | Honduras | Haiti | Jamaica | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Cayman Islands | Saint Lucia | Saint Martin (French part) | Martinique | Montserrat | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Puerto Rico | El Salvador | Turks and Caicos Islands | Trinidad and Tobago | United States | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Virgin Islands, British | Virgin Islands, US
  • Format: Hardcover | Ebook
  • Pages: 32
  • Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
  • Subjects:
    JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

Reviews of The Bear and Her Book:

“As if plucked from dreamscapes, the swirling paint illustrations of this picture book will sweep children away into a magical tale about the power of books.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review

“With its theme of the value of books, reading, and libraries, The Bear and Her Book is a thoroughly charming, fun and 'kid friendly' picture book that is an especially and unreservedly recommended pick for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections for children ages 4-8.” —Midwest Book Review

“Sure to become a storytime favorite in libraries.” —Children's Literature

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