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Ampersand Happy Birthday Canada!

Where Are You, Bear?
A Canadian Alphabet Adventure
By (author): Frieda Wishinsky Illustrated by: Sean L. Moore
Frieda Wishinsky ,

Illustrated by :

Sean L. Moore


Owlkids Books Inc. - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Printed dust jacket


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - 2, Grade (US) P - 2
Oct 01, 2010
$18.95 CAD


9.25in x 8.5 x 0.48 in | 0.36 gr

Page Count:

32 pages
Owlkids Books Inc.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
Early years: letters and words|Early years: verse, rhymes and wordplay|Early years: first experiences|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Toys|Educational: Geography
Canadian Children's Book Centre, Best Books for Kids and Teens Selection 2011, Commended Chocolate Lily Young Readers' Choice Award 2011, Short-listed
  • Short Description
More than just an ABC concept book, Where Are You, Bear? takes readers on an adventure across Canada as the story of Sophie and her missing bear unfolds alongside classic alphabet book teachings.
Four-year-old Sophie is about to leave her home in Newfoundland on a cross-Canada trip with her dad to visit her grandma in British Columbia. She’s so excited, except for one little problem — she can’t find Bear anywhere! Forced to leave Bear behind, Sophie sets out to travel across the country without her beloved companion. But when Bear emerges from under the bed and finds Sophie gone, he sets off on his own adventure — chasing after Sophie! The cat-and-mouse, or rather bear-and-girl, game that ensues is a madcap ABC adventure that takes the separated pals through all 13 provinces and territories. Some of the unique places that Sophie and Bear visit include: Cape Spear Lighthouse in Newfoundland, the Notre-Dame Basilica in Québec, the Toronto Island Ferry in Ontario, and Canada Olympic Park in Alberta. Along the way, they encounter many more of the iconic animals, people, sights, sounds, and tastes of Canada. From a bowl of chowder in Nova Scotia to a polar bear in Nunavut, the whole country is in on the trip!

FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written many beloved and best-selling books for children. Her books have earned numerous accolades, including a nomination for the Governor General’s Award. She is the author of Where Are You, Bear?; You’re Mean, Lily Jean; and Each One Special, among others. Originally from New York, she now lives in Toronto.

Contributor Website

SEAN L. MOORE has written and illustrated a number of books for children, including Always Run Up the Stairs; Veggies, Smeggies; Yellow Blues; and Doggie Bag. He lives with his dog, Zeke, in Vancouver.

Contributor Website

The thoughtful attention to detail and strong Canadian content make this book useful as part of a Canadian geography unit as well as reinforcing the alphabet. - Canadian Teacher

A cute, lively story that covers the alphabet in a very cool Canadian way. - CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

Moore's bright, block cartoon illustrations will hold the interest of those learning their letters... - Kirkus Reviews

Sean L. Moore’s bright, cartoonish characters…will appeal to the target audience. - Quill & Quire

The words are simple and appropriate for new readers, and the flat, stylized cartoon illustrations will keep young readers engaged. - School Library Journal

A multifaceted, educational book that both children and parents will want to read again and again. - Suite101.com

…now that I have read [Where Are You, Bear?] I think it’s my favourite alphabet book of all. - Word of Mouse Book Reviews

What a great resource for introducing kids to the unique landmarks in Canada! - YABooksCentral.com

...a nice concept book with a little Canadian pride. - EverythingMom.com

This whimsical ABC book is an excellent introduction to Canada. - Canadian Children's Book News

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