Bear Hug

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Templar Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.0 X 11.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763666309

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About the Author

Katharine McEwen has illustrated more than thirty books for children, collaborating with many well-known authors, including Allan Ahlberg and Anne Fine. This book is her debut as an author-illustrator.

Reviews

[A] sweet story of Mama and Papa raising their child together... McEwen has illustrated her idyllic depiction of family life with appealing earth-toned collages. The bears' natural world includes stylized trees and snowflakes, a "shivery river" filled with "fat silvery fish," and grand birds. At one point, the family perches on a bee tree from which one parent pulls a ribbon of honey. ... Romantic and attractive...
--Kirkus Reviews

McEwen's mostly double-page collage illustrations deftly capture the feel of a dense forest, filled with stylized trees, snowflakes, rocks, and birds. ... An appealing ... portrayal of serene bear life amid the changing of seasons.
--School Library Journal

Double-page spreads of textured paper collage in muted, natural tones depict rich forest scenes. A bubbling brook, a blanket of snow, and crunchy fallen leaves all evoke an atmosphere of a woodsy wonderland. Bright pops of color come in the form of beribboned birdsong and flowing honey. The illustrations are the true highlight here.
--Booklist