The Bear's Song (Hardcover)

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When Little Bear spots a bee, he follows it to find honey. Papa Bear follows his cub through all sorts of places in this delightful picture book. Readers will laugh as they pour over each detailed illustration, looking for the little bear and bee hidden in each scene. — Marika McCoola


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.

Looking for more Papa Bear and Little Bear? Check out Bear's Sea Escape!

About the Author

Benjamin Chaud is a well-known French author and illustrator whose work includes picture books and a CD for children. He lives in the Southeast of France.

Praise For…

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

Notable Children's Books of 2013

New York Times Notable Book of 2013

"Endless sweet delights."--Redbook

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

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

"A bedtime book for kids that I don't mind reading over and over."--Cool Mom Picks

"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

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

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