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About the Author
Philip C. Stead is the author and illustrator of A Home for Bird, which received four starred reviews and Hello, My Name is Ruby, which earned three starred reviews. His latest book, Sebastian and the Balloon, has received 2 starred reviews so far.
Erin E. Stead is the illustrator of many picture books, including the acclaimed And Then It's Spring (4 starred reviews) and If You Want to See a Whale (3 starred reviews).
Together, Phil and Erin created A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal, as well as Bear Has a Story To Tell, named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. This is their third book together for Roaring Brook Press. They live in a 100-year-old barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"A quiet, comforting tale of finding where you belong." --Booklist
"A wonderfully creative story of resilience and friendship." --School Library Journal, starred review
"Hypnotic artwork and storytelling invite children to linger in the wild woods of worry and emerge intact, enriched, and utterly invigorated by this complex, contemporary fairy tale." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Erin Stead uses faded grays for the alien forest and warm, quiet color for the story's living souls. What stands out is the Steads' (Bear Has a Story to Tell) ability to evoke the wordless intimacy and companionship that every child needs-and will make for themselves, if necessary." --Publishers Weekly, starred review