Click! (Paperback)

By Shutta Crum, John Beder (Illustrator)

Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 9781550050790, 24pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2004

List Price: 3.95*
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As morning breaks over a snowy landscape, a little cub eagerly starts the day. And in a snow-covered cabin, a small hunter bounces on the great hunter's bed as he too gets ready for a big adventure. But the moment this delightful parallel story progresses, the reader sees that the "hunters" are armed with cameras only, as they look for an opportunity to take a picture from a safe distance.

But little bears and little hunters have a way of wandering off. And even though their mothers take care to protect the young, it isn't long before bear and boy find themselves face to face. Then, CLICK, the little hunter gets his shot before the two go their separate ways to find their mothers again.

A rhythmic fantasy for all young adventurers ready to explore, Click captures just the right balance of gentle humor and comforting warmth.

A Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice 2005

About the Author

Poet and storyteller Shutta Crum has published a number of picture books for children, including Who Took My Hairy Toe, Fox and Fluff, and All on a Sleepy Night. Shutta lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she has been a youth librarian for over twenty years. Artist John Beder is the illustrator of Mama Loves to Mambo, Mole and Shrew the Whole Year Through, and Grizzly Pete and the Ghosts. He has also created art for movies, animation, and greeting cards. John lives in Comox, British Columbia.