Illustration Inspiration: Will Hillenbrand, Share, Big Bear, Share!
The Children’s Book Review | May 12, 2017
WILL HILLENBRAND has written and/or illustrated over 60 books for young readers including Down by the Barn, Mother Goose Picture Puzzles and the Bear and Mole series. He has lived almost all of his life in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he grew up as the youngest of four boys. He now lives in Terrace Park and was recently honored as Author/Illustrator in Residence at Kent State University.
In this video, you’ll discover why he makes art, what inspires him, and the art medium he used to create his newest published book Share, Big Bear, Share!
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.
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
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