Bear Is a Bear

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$18.99  $17.47
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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9.1 X 11.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Jonathan Stutzman is an award-winning independent filmmaker and writer of books for children. His short films have screened around the world and on television, and he is a contributing writer to the bestselling collection The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories and the Emmy-winning variety show HitRecord. He is a staunch believer in the power of stories and the deliciousness of donuts. He currently resides in the wilds of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
DAN SANTAT a illustré les livres d'une multitude d'auteurs et a remporté plusieurs prix. Dan est également auteur-illustrateur de la bande dessinée Mini-justiciers et de l'album illustré Les aventures de Beekle: L'ami inimaginaire qui a remporté la médaille Caldecott en février 2015. Il habite en Californie. Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Sidekicks, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Guild of Geniuses and The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family. Visit his website at


"Lovely lilting language [and] soothing reassurances render the night magical and moving home an adventure in this sweetheart of a bedtime tale."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for THE NIGHT IS FOR DARKNESS: "A beautiful bedtime story with a lilting text to lull little ones to sleep."--School Library Journal
"Stutzman's rhyming tribute to the magic of nighttime... feel[s] like a lullaby, delivering a hypnotic effect that will engage young readers while lulling them to sleep."--ALA Booklist
"This offering is couched in reassurance and comfort."--Publishers Weekly
"This has the vintage sweetness of The Velveteen Rabbit and the contemporary heart of Toy Story, and it would make a gentle read in a teddy bear storytime or as a gift--accompanied, of course, by a stuffie for the recipient. "--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"In this ode to the timelessness of cherished playthings, a toy bear accompanies a child through myriad experiences.... Will have adults and young readers alike reflecting on the indispensable natures of their own favorite stuffies."--Kirkus Reviews