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Bear and Bird: The Picnic and Other Stories
 

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Bear and Bird: The Picnic and Other Stories

author/illustrator: Jarvis

Bear didnít really like the painting. I mean, look at it.
But he liked Bird a lot, and it would remind him of her . . .

Bear and Bird are best friends, and they spend a lot of time together. They donít always understand each other, but both agree that all they want is for their friend to be happy. So when Bear forgets the most important thing to pack for a picnic (but pretends that he didnít), Bird doesnít let on that she knew all along. And when Bird is upset to discover her friend has more of a certain talent than she does, Bear finds a touching way to make her feel better. Whether itís the tale of a missing Bird and a ďtalkingĒ flower that has Bear bewildered or that of a blanket whose irresistible coziness inspires a comic misunderstanding, Jarvisís well-honed timing combines with gentle humor and genuine affection that will have readers eager for more.

Picture-book maven Jarvis brings his subtle wit and charm to the chapter-book realm with this set of stories about a most endearing pair.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$15.99 / $0.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536231614 /  9781536231618
on sale date:
05/2023
type/format:
Fiction - First Chapter Book / EBook
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
64 / N/A
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Animals; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Jarvis is the author-illustrator of Alanís Big, Scary Teeth; Tropical Terry; Follow Me, Flo!; and The Boy with Flowers in His Hair, among other picture books, as well as the illustrator of Pick a Pine Tree, Pick a Pumpkin, and Pick a Perfect Egg, all by Patricia Toht. Bear and Bird: The Picnic and Other Stories is Jarvisís first foray into chapter books. An animator who has worked as a record jacket designer and an animation director, he lives in Manchester, England.
 
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