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The Very Cranky Bear

Nick Bland, Nick Bland (Illustrator)

Hardcover

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Four animal friends cheer up a very cranky bear.

Nick Bland's expressive, adorable illustrations complement delightful, rhyming, read-aloud text in this lesson about the importance of sharing with others. Moose, Lion, Zebra, and Sheep take shelter in a cave on a cold and rainy day, only to realize that a bear is there. The bear roars loudly and says that he is trying to sleep. Not understanding why the bear is so cranky, the other animals come up with ways to cheer up the bear. Moose finds antlers for him, Lion gives him a mane, and Zebra paints on stripes. Is there anything the four well-meaning friends can do to help the bear sleep?


Praise For The Very Cranky Bear

I LOST MY KISSES (by Trudie Trewin and illustrated by Nick Bland)"The delightful gouache and graphite-pencil illustrations, set against wide, white backgrounds, have both humor and heft." --BOOKLIST"Bland's mainly pencil illustrations are livened up with splashes of subtle watercolors. The abundant white space and style of drawing are reminiscent of Ian Falconer's OLIVIA and just as endearing. The attention to detail and facial expressions are exceptional." --CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

I LOST MY KISSES (by Trudie Trewin and illustrated by Nick Bland)"The delightful gouache and graphite-pencil illustrations, set against wide, white backgrounds, have both humor and heft." --BOOKLIST"Bland's mainly pencil illustrations are livened up with splashes of subtle watercolors. The abundant white space and style of drawing are reminiscent of Ian Falconer's OLIVIA and just as endearing. The attention to detail and facial expressions are exceptional." --CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Orchard Books, 9780545612692, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2014



About the Author

NICK BLAND always wanted to be a writer and a cartoonist, but it wasn’t until he started working in a bookstore and rediscovered children's literature that he found a way to channel this ambition. He is the author of The Runaway Hug (Le câlin volé) and The Magnificent Tree (L' arbre bric-à-brac) and author and illustrator of The Fabulous Friend Machine (La merveilleuse machine à se faire des amis), King Pig (Le roi Salami), Monster Chef (Un chef monstre), A Monster Wrote Me a Letter (J'ai rendez-vous avec un monstre), Some Dads (Ah! les papas!), Some Mums (Ah! les mamans!), Twinkle (Ma petite étoile), The Unscary Book (Sortez de mon livre!) and the Cranky Bear (Gros Ours) picture books. Nick lives in the jungle near Darwin, Australia.


NICK BLAND always wanted to be a writer and a cartoonist, but it wasn’t until he started working in a bookstore and rediscovered children's literature that he found a way to channel this ambition. He is the author of The Runaway Hug (Le câlin volé) and The Magnificent Tree (L' arbre bric-à-brac) and author and illustrator of The Fabulous Friend Machine (La merveilleuse machine à se faire des amis), King Pig (Le roi Salami), Monster Chef (Un chef monstre), A Monster Wrote Me a Letter (J'ai rendez-vous avec un monstre), Some Dads (Ah! les papas!), Some Mums (Ah! les mamans!), Twinkle (Ma petite étoile), The Unscary Book (Sortez de mon livre!) and the Cranky Bear (Gros Ours) picture books. Nick lives in the jungle near Darwin, Australia.