Author(s): Philip C. Stead
It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy.
But first, Bear had a story to tell...
Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story?
This endearing story of friendship and patience is a worthy companion to Philip and Erin Stead's last collaboration, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.
Bear Has a Story to Tell is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012. This title has Common Core connections.
Philip and Erin Stead are the co-creators of the Caldecott Medal winning book A Sick Day for Amos McGee, which was also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010. Philip and Erin live and work in a 100-year-old barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bear Has a Story to Tell is the second book that Philip and Erin have made together. Erin created the illustrations using crushed dry pastels and pencil.