Bear Has a Story to Tell
Author: Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Philip C. Stead's classic picture book Bear Has a Story to Tell, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012, is now a board book, ready to delight a whole new audience.
Featuring illustrations by Erin E. Stead.
It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy.
But first, Bear had a story to tell . . .
Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story?
Roaring Brook Press
In The News
“The universal desire to narrate our lives is at the heart of Philip C. Stead's delightful and instructive ‘Bear Has a Story to Tell.'” —The New York Times Book Review
“The rhythms of nature and of storytelling are in fine form here.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“...especially soulful….The quiet suggestion that no one has all the answers is just one of the many pleasures the Steads give readers.” —Publishers Weekly, starred
“The creators of the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee (2010) offer another charming story about the reciprocal nature of friendship…” —Booklist
“Quietly entrancing.” —Horn Book