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Big Bear and Little Bear Go Fishing

Big Bear and Little Bear Go Fishing

By Amy Hest and Illustrated by Erin E. Stead


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An unhurried fishing trip, with blueberry scones in tow, introduces a new bear duo sure to charm fans of Little Bear and Frog and Toad.

One day Big Bear says to Little Bear,
I’m just in the mood for fishing.
Me, too, says Little Bear. Just in the mood.

With this decided, Big Bear and Little Bear are off… almost. First they need the right attire, poles in a red wagon, a basket of freshly-baked scones, and a good book to read. It’s unclear how much real fishing will get done today, but one thing’s for sure: there will be a cozy nap in the hammock at the end.

Adults who grew up with classic stories about friendship and caring will feel an immediate resonance in the low-stakes adventures of these two adorable bears. Amy Hest’s wry text sets a pitch-perfect mood, and Caldecott Medalist Erin Stead brings fine art to each bucolic illustration. Big Bear and Little Bear Go Fishing is a treat for all ages and is sure to find a treasured place on shelves for years to come.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About the contributor(s)

Amy Hest's many acclaimed children's books include the BUNNY SHOULD BE SLEEPING, New York Times bestseller KISS GOOD NIGHT, and SOMETIMES IT’S NICE TO BE ALONE. A three-time winner of the prestigious Christopher Award, she lives in New York City.

Erin Stead is the illustrator of many picture books, including the Caldecott Medal–winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee, If You Want to See a Whale, The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, and The Sun is Late and So is the Farmer. She lives in northern Michigan with her husband, author/illustrator Philip Stead.

Book details

ISBN: 9780823449750
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Date published:
Page count: 40
Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship, Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Camping & Outdoor Activities, and Juvenile Fiction / Lifestyles / Country Life
Ages: 4 to 8

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