The Bear's Song (Hardcover)

By Benjamin Chaud

Chronicle Books, 9781452114248, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2013

List Price: 17.99*
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New York Times Notable Children's Book

"Sweet" has new meaning in this richly illustrated, immersive picture book about two bears on a big-city adventure. Papa Bear is searching for Little Bear, who has escaped the den. Little Bear is following a bee, because where there are bees, there is honey! When the quest leads both bears into the bustling city and a humming opera house, theatrical hijinks ensue, culminating in a deliciously harmonious reunion. Children and parents alike will savor Benjamin Chaud's lush illustrations, and relish in the book's bonus seek-and-find elements.

Looking for more Papa Bear and Little Bear? Check out Bear's Sea Escape!

About the Author

Benjamin Chaud is a well-known French author and illustrator whose work includes picture books and a CD for children. He lives in the Southeast of France.

Praise For The Bear's Song

"Funny, busy scenes are full of delectable detail... deliciously sweet."--The New York Times

Notable Children's Books of 2013

New York Times Notable Book of 2013

"Endless sweet delights."--Redbook

"Bursts with joie de vivre."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of the Year

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2013

"You could spend hours poring over the intricate illustrations."--Real Simple

"With its rich colors, heavy paper, and cosmopolitan locale, this is more than a seek-and-find book, and the story has a very sweet ending."--School Library Journal

"This is a book not to be missed. Encore!"--Booklist, starred review

"This extraordinary picture book. is as happy a surprise as finding a honey-filled hive at the end of a fur-raising journey."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Perfect for storytime."--Library Media Connection

"A bedtime book for kids that I don't mind reading over and over."--Cool Mom Picks

"Beautifully illustrated, perfectly paced, and delightfully unexpected - readers will be rapt. Don't miss this."-- Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes, a School Library Journal Blog

"A story to read over and over again."--Common Sense Media, five-star review