The Bear's Surprise Book
The Bear's Surprise Book
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The Bear's Surprise

Written and illustrated by Benjamin Chaud

Published by Chronicle Books


Publisher's Summary

Hibernation is over and Little Bear is ready for another adventure! But where is Papa Bear? Never fear, Little Bear will find him! Follow the curious cub through interactive cutouts on every page of this detail-rich extravaganza: into a bustling forest, deep beneath a mysterious cave, and en route to a rollicking circus in full swing. What will Little Bear discover when he finally locates his high-flying papa? The ultimate showstopping, sweet surprise awaits in this third installment of Benjamin Chaud's acclaimed series that includes the New York Times Notable Book The Bear's Song and The Bear's Sea Escape.

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  • Age Range: 3-5
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2015
  • ISBN: 1452140286
  • ISBN 13: 978-1452140285
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Busy illustrations and a meandering storyline combine to make this unique book! The pages have cutouts that make the illustrations even more interesting than they already are, as holes from each page make one element of the illustration remain from the last page. As there is so much going on in the illustrations, it's really fun to find little bear on his journey throughout the story and check out all the other details on the page. What starts as a little journey after a winter's nap leads to an eventful circus performance and a new baby bear sibling! This book is one of a kind.

author & illustrator
Benjamin Chaud

Benjamin Chaud is the author and illustrator of New York Times Notable Book The Bear’s Song, The Bear’s Sea Escape, and The Bear’s Surprise. He is also the illustrator of A Funny Thing Hap- pened on the Way to School ..., The Truth About My Unbelievable School ..., and I Didn’t Do My Homework Because ..., for which there are 21 foreign editions to date. He lives in the South of France.

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