Where Are You, Bear?

Where Are You, Bear?

A Canadian Alphabet Adventure

By Frieda Wishinsky; Sean L. Moore (Illustrator)

Owlkids, Hardcover, 9781897349915, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 2010


Canada is a big country to travel across without your favorite bear by your side but that’s just what 4-year-old Sophie has to do! Unable to find Bear as her family prepares to leave St. John’s to visit her grandmother on Vancouver Island, Sophie must brave the country herself. But when misplaced Bear realizes what’s happened, he sets off on his own adventure chasing after Sophie. What follows is a madcap ABC journey across Canada that takes the two separated pals through all 13 provinces and territories. Along the way, Sophie and Bear encounter all sorts of animals, people, sights, sounds, tastes, and icons of Canada. From a polar bear in Nunavut to a steaming bowl of chowder in Nova Scotia, the whole country is in on the trip.

About the Author
Frieda Wishinsky is the award-winning author of over sixty books for young people. She was raised and educated in New York City, where she earned a BA in International Relations and a Master of Science in Special Education. Frieda's books have been nominated for international awards, earned critical praise, and have been featured in magazines and newspapers around the world, including The London Times, The Observer and The New York Times. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Praise For Where Are You, Bear?

"Moore's bright, block cartoon illustrations will hold the interest of those learning their letters...an absolute must [buy] in the Great White North and the border states."
Kirkus Reviews

"The words are simple and appropriate for new readers, and the flat, stylized cartoon illustrations will keep young readers engaged."
School Library Journal