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This Bear's Birthday

This Bear's Birthday

Alyssa Satin Capucilli; illustrations by Lorna Hussey

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


It's Bear's birthday, and he's determined to prepare for his party all by himself. Who can get dressed, pick apples, and make peanut butter and honey sandwiches without (much) help from Mama and Papa? This bear can!

Then Bear finds out there are some things that can't be done. But with friends and family by his side, a bear can still save the day!

Praise for This Bear's Birthday

"Bear's confident, lovable approach to life will serve little ones well." —Kirkus Reviews

"Simple, warm, and well cadenced." —Booklist

"This title is a celebration of growing independence. The watercolor artwork is soft and comforting like a warm hug. The cheerful, loving parents and the adorable Bear make reading this book a real pleasure. VERDICT Sweet as a piece of birthday cake, this is a terrific addition to the picture booksection of any library." —School Library Journal

Praise for Not This Bear:

“Fans of Capucilli's Biscuit series will find the same sweetness in this read-aloud offering. Hussey's watercolors portray the fuzzy little bears with endearing expressiveness and cozy charm.... The purposeful story is a just-right blend of repetition and gentle humor to comfort reluctant new preschoolers.” —School Library Journal

“Capucilli and Hussey create a comforting atmosphere for Bear to acclimate to, and his approach to his first day may be an asset for readers who also need time to warm up to new experiences.” —Publishers Weekly

“When given the space and time he needs to acclimate, a young bear learns to love all the new things about school.... A reassuring book to share with just about any set-in-his-ways child.” —Kirkus Reviews


Reviews from Goodreads

Alyssa Satin Capucilli; illustrations by Lorna Hussey

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the author of Not This Bear and the ever-popular books about Biscuit, as well as Katy Duck, and many other wonderful stories. A former dancer, Ms. Capucilli lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, with her family.

Lorna Hussey is the illustrator of Not This Bear and the creator of Rabbit's Winter Walk and Little Lost Unicorn. She currently lives in Great Britain with her three horses, three dogs, four chickens, one rooster, three children, and one husband.

image of Alyssa Satin Capucillio
Alison Sheehy

Lorna Hussey

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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