The Bear's Song (Hardcover)

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New York Times Notable Children's Book
"Sweet" has new meaning in this richly illustrated, immersive picture book about two bears on a big-city adventure. Papa Bear is searching for Little Bear, who has escaped the den. Little Bear is following a bee, because where there are bees, there is honey When the quest leads both bears into the bustling city and a humming opera house, theatrical hijinks ensue, culminating in a deliciously harmonious reunion. Children and parents alike will savor Benjamin Chaud's lush illustrations, and relish in the book's bonus seek-and-find elements.
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About the Author

Benjamin Chaud est ne en 1975 dans un petit village des Hautes-Alpes. Apres avoir perdu toutes ses chances de reussir un jour dans la competition de ski, il part faire des etudes de dessin aux Arts appliques de Paris puis aux Arts decoratifs de Strasbourg avec Claude Lapointe. Depuis, il est auteur-illustrateur jeunesse, c'est-a-dire qu'il dessine des elephants de jardin et d'autres creatures sympathiques pour Milan, Bayard, Albin Michel, Actes Sud, Nathan... Il s'oriente de plus en plus vers la bande dessinee, il en fera peut-etre meme une un jour. Il vit a Marseille et travaille dans un atelier avec plein d'illustrateurs et d'illustratrices formidables et essaie d'apprendre le hongrois mais ce n'est pas de la tarte.

Praise For…

"A story to read over and over again."--Common Sense Media, five-star review

Notable Children's Books of 2013

New York Times Notable Book of 2013

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of the Year

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2013

"You could spend hours poring over the intricate illustrations."--Real Simple

"With its rich colors, heavy paper, and cosmopolitan locale, this is more than a seek-and-find book, and the story has a very sweet ending."--School Library Journal

"This is a book not to be missed. Encore!"--Booklist, starred review

"This extraordinary picture book. is as happy a surprise as finding a honey-filled hive at the end of a fur-raising journey."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Perfect for storytime."--Library Media Connection

"Funny, busy scenes are full of delectable detail... deliciously sweet."--The New York Times

"Endless sweet delights."--Redbook

"Bursts with joie de vivre."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Beautifully illustrated, perfectly paced, and delightfully unexpected - readers will be rapt. Don't miss this."-- Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes, a School Library Journal Blog

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452114248
ISBN-10: 1452114242
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Publication Date: September 17th, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: English