Bearnard's Book by writer Deborah Underwood and illustrator Misa Saburi is a charming picture book about a bear who discovers that to shine in his own story, he just needs to be himself.
When Bearnard gets an invitation to be in a book, it's a dream come true! But as he reads up on what starring in a book might actually entail, he wonders if he's not quite the right bear for the part. With the help of his friend Gertie, Bearnard discovers that to shine in his story, he just needs to be himself. With sweet humor, charming characters, and a gentle message of self-confidence, this is the perfect story for book (and bear) lovers.
Deborah Underwoodgrew up in Walla Walla, Washington. She is the author of many books for children, including theNew York TimesbestsellingThe Quiet Book.
When she’s not writing, you might find her singing in a chamber choir, playing a ukulele, walking around in Golden Gate Park, baking vegan cookies, or petting any dogs, cats, pigs, or turkeys that happen to be nearby.
"Open Bearnard's book for an alternative concept of bravery with humor, sweetness, and friendship at the core." —Kirkus ReviewsonBearnard's Book
"Readers will delight in spotting the classic bears that Bearnard studies rendered in books throughout the scenes. Saburi’s illustrations, sweet rounded figures in spring tones, soften Bearnard’s panic, gentling his worry-riddled journey to discover that, in stories as in life, “All you need to do is be yourself.”" —Publishers Weekly onBearnard's Book
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