Making her debut with this publication of her M.F.A. thesis project, Nyeu tells the wordless story of two children who cultivate an enormous beanstalk-like plant, which in turn sprouts the titular bear, all in one night. With help from Wonder Bear’s magical blue hat, the children are treated to a series of fantastic spectacles and adventures, culminating in a ride through the sky on the back of a royal dolphin in the company of other sea creatures.
Tao Nyeu is a children’s book author and illustrator. Her books include Wonder Bear, a Society of Illustrators’ Founders Award winner; Bunny Days, an SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Book and Ezra Jack Keats Award winner; Squid & Octopus: Friends For Always, and Mama’s Kisses written by Kate McMullan. She lives in Southern California.