Where the water churns with salmon, thick and rich with leaping fishes, there the brown bear stands and catches the wild king of the river.
With stunning watercolour paintings, this lyrical picture book – shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal – describes eight bears from all over the world, all shown in their wild habitats: Black Bear, Polar Bear, Sloth Bear, Spectacle Bear, Sunbear, Panda, Moonbear, Brown Bear.
But which is the best bear of all? Your own teddy bear of course!
‘Jackie Morris’s gorgeous, double-page-spread artwork is accompanied by suitably grand, noble and lyrical prose about each kind of bear featured. And at the back, for the information hungry, there is a more prosaic paragraph of description. Another lovely book from this picture book artist.’ (Achuka)
“Jackie Morris’ stunning watercolour paintings have already adorned some superb books about wild creatures and this one is equally beautiful – every painting … Lyrical text accompanies the pictures and aach bear also has a fact file. Wonderful!” (Parents in Touch)
‘Her lyrical texts and spectacular watercolours make Morris stand out as one of the most distinctive picture-book creators working today. This is a beautiful celebration of that perennial favourite, the bear, in a gift-friendly foulard and jacketed edition.’ (Selected by Fiona Noble The Bookseller)
“Bears are, of course, a picture book perennial, but nowhere do they get such stunning treatment as the eight bears depicted here. Lyrical and beautiful, in a foil-jacketed hardback.” (Selected by Fiona Noble The Bookseller)
About the Author
Jackie Morris writes and paints in a cottage by the sea in Pembrokeshire, Wales. She has written and illustrated 18 books for Frances Lincoln, including Ted Hughes’s How the Whale Became (ISBN 978-84507-928-4), Can You See a Little Bear? with James Mayhew (ISBN 978-1-84507-364-0, Lord of the Forest with Caroline Pitcher (ISBN 978-1-84507-276-6), The Seal Children (ISBN 978-1-84507-109-7), The Snow Leopard (ISBN 978-1-84507-600-9), The Ice Bear (ISBN 978-1-84507-968-0), Tell Me a Dragon (ISBN 978-1-84507-534-7), The Cat and the Fiddle, A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes (ISBN 978-1-84507-987-1), I am Cat (ISBN 978-1-84780-135-7), East of the Sun, West of the Moon (ISBN 978-1-84780-294-1) and Song of the Golden Hare (ISBN 978-1-84780-450-0)all of which she wrote and illustrated herself. She also wrote Little Evie in the Wild Woods (ISBN 978-1-84789-371-9), which is illustrated by Catherine Hyde .