Bear in the Air

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Bear in the Air

By Susan Meyers; Amy June Bates (Illustrator)

ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9780810983984, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010

When a teddy bear is lost by the child who loves him, the bearbegins an amazing journey to get back home again. From swimming in the ocean with the fish, to flying in the sky with the gulls, to being found by a sailor, and then being carried off by the wind, the bear meets new friends and travels to many places he never dreamed of.
Reminiscent of such classics as "The" "Velveteen Rabbit" and the award-winning"Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane"," " this tender picture book with beautiful seaside imagery will capture readers hearts with the bear ssummer adventure as he gets back home where he belongs.
Also available by Susan Meyers Praise for "Puppies Puppies Puppies "
STAR] The rhyme shows the simplicity Meyers employs in a text so well structured that almost any adult (or new reader) can prance through with natural, bouncy enthusiasm. "Booklist," starred review
Also available by Amy Bates Praise for "The Dog Who Belonged to No One"
STAR] The pencil and watercolor illustrations, featuring a palette of golden earth tones, echo the gentle sentiment of the narrative. "School Library Journal," starred review
STAR] Careful parallel storytelling and beautifully paced page turns allow both text and illustrations to develop the characters, establishing both worth and loneliness. "Kirkus," starred review
F&P level: K
F&Pgenre: RF.

About the Author
SUSAN MEYERS is the author of Everywhere Babies, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee, and many other picture books. Shelives in Northern California.

Amy June Bates has illustrated dozens of children's books, including Pumpkin Cat and the Beryl E. Bean series. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband and their son, Evan.