“Jonathan Stutzman spins a timeless story of a child and their beloved teddy. In the hands of illustrator Dan Santat, Bear is instantly lovable. Be warned: Parents may tear up reading this one at bedtime.”
— Ernio Hernandez, River Bend Bookshop, Glastonbury, CT
A gorgeous, classic gift book about the enduring love between a little girl and her childhood friend, Bear, from popular author Jonathan Stutzman and Caldecott Medal–winning and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat.
Bear is . . . a new friend, a fellow mischief-maker, a protector, and a dreamer.
Through all the many ups and downs of a little girl’s childhood, Bear is there to provide love and support. Until it is time to say goodbye . . . and hello again.
Bear Is a Bear is a tender and surprising tribute to the beloved companions of our childhoods.
This sumptuously illustrated, oversized picture book is the perfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, and the holidays. Parents who grew up on classic stories like The Velveteen Rabbit and Corduroy will love this new spin on a teddy bear seemingly come to life.
Snuggle up for story time with your new favorite read-aloud, Bear Is a Bear!
Jonathan Stutzman is the author of Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug, Llama Destroys the World, Don’t Feed the Coos!, and other books for children. He loves the magic of nighttime. . . . It’s his favorite time of day for reading, driving, and dreaming up new stories. Jonathan lives in Pennsylvania with his wife. You can visit him online at www.jonathanstutzman.com.
Dan Santat is a #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of more than one hundred titles, which include The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2015. He is also the creator of the Disney animated hit The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets. You can visit him online at www.dantat.com.