Bear Came Along
Bear Came Along
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Bear Came Along

Written by Richard T. Morris & illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Prices as of Jul 26

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A cheerful and action-packed adventure about the importance of friendship and community from a successful author and illustrator duo! Once there was a river flowing through a forest. The river didn’t know it was capable of adventures until a big bear came along. But adventures aren’t any fun by yourself, and so enters Froggy, Turtles, Beaver, Racoons, and Duck. These very different animals take off downstream, but they didn’t know they needed one another until thankfully, the river came along. This hilarious picture book and heartfelt message celebrates the joy and fun that’s in store when you embark together on a ride of a lifetime.

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What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Each of the animals' lives is enriched by their connections with the other creatures. Who in your life makes your life richer, more exciting or more fulfilling? Do they know about their impact on you?
  • The illustrations in this book are incredibly expressive—even without the words, a trip through this book would be an exciting adventure! Try creating your own story to accompany the illustrations as you read through.


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Book Details

Publication Date
June 4, 2019
Text Details
The text was set in 1790 Royal Printing, and the display type was hand-lettered.
Illustration Details
The illustrations for this book were done in watercolor, ink, and gouache on hot press illustration board.
Reading Age
5 - 6 years

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