A gentle story about the importance of sharing something special with friends . . .
Written by Maureen Wright
Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
Publisher’s Synopsis: Big Bear’s forest friends eye his berries hungrily, but he doesn’t notice as he digs into his delicious snack. When the old oak tree says, “Share, Big Bear, share,” he thinks the tree has said, “Hair, Big Bear, hair!” One comical scene follows another as Big Bear keeps misunderstanding the old oak tree’s message until things finally get sorted out. Whimsical illustrations highlight the humor in this gentle story about the importance of sharing something special with friends.
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Two Lions | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1503951006
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There’s a Help Big Bear SHARE game! Download it here: Help Big Bear SHARE Game
About the Author
Maureen Wright lives with her husband, Don, in Athens, Pennsylvania, where bears occasionally lumber across their property. They have three grown sons, two grandsons, and two cats named Juanita and Squirt. They also dog-sit their son’s black lab, Gus. He thinks he’s a lapdog and likes to get in the way while Maureen is writing stories. Her other celebrated titles include Earth Day, Birthday; Barnyard Fun; Grumpy Groundhog; Go to Sleep, Maddie!; and Don’t Wake the Croc!
About the Illustrator
Will Hillenbrand and his wife, Jane, live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have one grown son. Will grew up listening to stories that people recounted in his father’s barbershop. As he drew pictures of the stories he heard, he discovered that illustration was another form of storytelling. He has illustrated, or written and illustrated, more than fifty titles, including Down by the Barn, Off We Go, Bear in Love, Snowman’s Story, Mother Goose Picture Puzzles, and the Bear and Mole series.
Information about Will Hillenbrand’s books, selected readings, art process videos and activity ideas can be viewed at www.willhillenbrand.com. Connect with Will at www.facebook.com/willhillenbrandbooks.
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