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The Bear Who Wasn't There

The Bear Who Wasn't There

LeUyen Pham

Roaring Brook Press


This book is about Bear... so what happens when he doesn't show up on his page? Who will find him? Will it be Giraffe, who himself seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or Cow, or perhaps even the author herself?

One thing's for sure--it probably won't be Duck. Duck doesn't seem concerned that Bear is missing. In fact, he seems to be trying to steal the show for himself! Duck would much prefer that the reader pick up his own book, The Duck Who Showed Up. He even disguises himself as Bear in an attempt to fool the reader. But after pages and pages of Duck's antics and search-party chaos, Bear appears somewhere utterly unexpected. In fact, it looks like someone may have tried to get rid of him on purpose....

LeUyen Pham's The Bear Who Wasn't There takes readers a hilarious search for the missing title character.

Praise for The Bear Who Wasn't There

"Delightfully nonsensical. Look—and laugh out loud."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Plenty of crisply colored characters imbued with spirited temperaments and an interactive, engaging text." —Booklist

"Should leave readers feeling like they’re in on a very clever joke."—Publishers Weekly


Reviews from Goodreads

LeUyen Pham

LeUyen Pham worked in animation before turning to children's books, and has illustrated numerous other picture books in addition to The Bear Who Wasn't There. She lives and works in San Francisco, California, with her husband and her two adorable sons, Leo and Adrian.

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LeUyen Pham

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