A book-loving bear sets off to see the world. She takes one special thing her Bear's Big Book of Being Wise. But when she meets different creatures - each needing her help - she discovers that books aren't just brilliant at fixing problems - they can also help you make new friends. And if you're lucky, books can take you to a very special place indeed...
"What a beauty of a book! A soothing story with a sing-song beat, following smiley, determined Bear as she travels the world, bringing kindness and cures, all thanks to her book. The illustrations are glorious! And the twist at the end very pleasing, especially to any book lover."
Roddy Brooks of the The Independent ('The Bear and her Book' was The Independent's Children's Book of the Week on 15/10/21):
"The bear is an inquisitive soul - like any child she wonders what lies beyond the borders of her domain. In The Bear and her Book, the title character goes on adventures and meets new creatures - including a crab, a crocodile and a lizard, trying her best to help them all. her reward at the end is both surprising and fulfilling - for both bear and reader. This storybook tells of the wonders that await all inquisitive minds, full of beautiful descriptions and illustrations by Frances Tosdevin and Sophia O'Connor. It's an education for any child or adult looking to break beyond their borders, and will be a well-read addition to any bookshelf. 9/10 (Review by Roddy Brooks)