Drawing Lessons from a Bear (Hardcover)

By David M. McPhail, David M. McPhail (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316563451, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2000



A young bear begins to make claw marks on the floor during his usual "how to be a bear" lessons. Soon he's collecting paper and drawing rocks, trees, clouds, birds, and even dinosaurs as he dreams of becoming an artist. With characteristic whimsey and lively watercolors, David McPhail portrays the unusual life of an artist who just happens to have been a bear, and tells how you can be an artist, too.

About the Author

David McPhail has been a passionate artist since the age of two. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and began illustrating books for children in 1972. Since then he has created dozens of beloved books, including the celebrated "Mole Music," which was a "New York Times Book Review" Best Illustrated Book of the Year, the bestselling "If You Were My Bunny," " Edward and the Pirates," and "Lost!" He lives in New Hampshire.