When You Meet a Bear on Broadway (Hardcover)

By Amy Hest, Elivia Savadier (Illustrator)

Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374400156, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2009



What do you do when you meet a bear on Broadway? Suck in your breath. Stick out your hand. And say, "Stop there, Little Bear " If he cries and tells you that his mama is lost, you must help him find her.

With great humor and charm, Amy Hest's wry, deceptively simple text captures every child's worst fear being separated from his mother while Elivia Savadier's whimsical watercolors bring to life the spirit and spunk of this memorable take-charge young heroine in an unforgettable urban romp through the streets of New York.

About the Author

AMY HEST's many acclaimed children's books include the "New York Times "bestseller "Kiss Good Night. "A three-time winner of the prestigious Christopher Award, she lives in New York City. ELIVIA SAVADIER has illustrated numerous popular picture books, including her own "Will Sheila Share? "She lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Praise For When You Meet a Bear on Broadway

“Young children will recognize the thrill of an independent adventure, the drama of being lost, and the reassuring joy of being found.” —Starred, Booklist

“Savadier’s delicate black-line drawings capture, with just-right accuracy, a busy Upper West Side neighborhood filled with shops and people and apartment buildings.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Young readers will enjoy the short sentences, the generic city scenes and the comfort of seeing a little person take charge.” —BookPage