Author(s): Tony Mitton
A whimsical, lyrical text, with wonderfully warm illustrations -- perfect for all curious children, and their parents too! One bright morning, on a walk in the woods, Little Bear is filled with wonder...and questions! Why does the sun come and light up the day? Why does the wind rush around in the air? Why does the stream seem to gurgle and babble? Luckily, Big Bear has all the answers! A beautifully written portrayal of the tender moments shared between a daddy bear and his cub, from award-winning poet Tony Mitton and illustrated in atmospheric detail by the incredibly talented Paul Howard.
'mesmerised children from the start as they sat captivated the whole way through the story' -- Nursery Education Plus
Tony Mitton is a highly-respected poet, and has written many titles for children, including the picture books illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees: Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!, Down by the Cool of the Pool, Spookyrumpus (winner of the Sheffield Book Prize, the Dundee Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award) and Come to Tea on Planet Zum-Zee, as well as a poetry rap series, which includes Big Bad Raps for Orchard. Tony also won the Smarties Prize. He spends his time writing, giving poetry performances and visiting primary schools. Tony lives in Cambridge. Paul Howard's charming illustrations have won him acclaim across the world. His career in illustration began when he was asked by a friend to do some drawings for a book. Paul went on to illustrate another book...and another...and another. Paul's awards include 'Best Book To Read Aloud' Blue Peter Award for 'The Bravest Ever Bear' by Allan Ahlberg. He has also won a Primary English Award for Kathy Henderson's 'Year In The City'. Paul lives in Belfast with his wife and three children.