Ben Loves Bear

Ben Loves Bear Cover

Ben Loves Bear

By David McPhail

ABRAMS, Board Books, 9781419703867, 22pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

Ben and Bear do everything together. After breakfast, they play hide-and-seek and do tricks to make each other laugh. At night, Ben tells Bear a bedtime story and Bear snuggles with Ben until he falls asleep.
The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a little boy and his favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special, from morning till night.
Praise for Ben Loves Bear
"Theirs is a soft, comforting world of cereal and honey breakfasts, hide and seek, and quiet bedtime reading. McPhail's quiet, pastelhued paintings ensure that readers will be glad to revisit Ben and Bear."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Already a gifted artist, McPhail proves here that he intrinsically understands what the youngest readers want and need."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"McPhail's classic watercolor style creates a comfortable and warm atmosphere that will resonate with youngsters."
School Library Journal

About the Author
David McPhail is a New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including When Sheep Sleep (written by Laura Numeroff), Waddles, Budgie & Boo, and Water Boy. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.