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Archie and the Bear (Hardcover)

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By Zanni Louise, David Mackintosh (Illustrator)
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As a mom of someone who spent age three as a racoon and age four as a dog, I immediately connected with and loved this book. Archie knows he is a bear, although most people think he is a boy in a bear suit. And then he meets a bear who knows he is a boy, although Archie can see he is really a bear in a boy suit. Together they do all sorts of bear and boy things, like eating honey sandwiches, fishing, and reading stories. A truly delightful and and imaginative tale about friendship and being true to yourself.  — Holly (RBB Staff)

— From Archie and the Bear

Description


Despite big differences, a gap between friends can be bridged by sharing in this boldly illustrated tale of a boy who says he's a bear and a bear who says he's a boy.

A very small boy in a bear suit and a very large bear in a boy suit share the fun of pretending, adventuring in the woods, and a honey sandwich next to a warm fire on a cold day. Which is really the boy, and which is the bear? It doesn't matter—you are who you say you are. With minimal text and bold, dramatic illustrations, this picture book offers a thought-provoking take on identity and brings a fresh vision to the theme of finding connections hidden behind visual differences.

About the Author


Zanni Louise has been a storyteller since childhood. It wasn’t until she had her first child that she pursued a grown-up career as an author. She lives in Australia with her family and a cat named Mary Feather Flower. Visit her online at zannilouise.com and on Twitter @zannilouise.


David Mackintosh is an illustrator, graphic designer, and art director, celebrated for his bold, quirky style and his innovative book designs. David lives in London, draws a lot, has a bicycle, and loves making things, books with pictures in them, and being read to. Visit him online at profuselyillustrated.com and on Instagram @profuselyillustrated.

Praise For…


"A multimedia feast for the eyes. A striking, imaginative, beary good book."--Kirkus

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This gentle story reminds readers that friends don’t have to look the same to find common ground."--Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781328973412
ISBN-10: 1328973417
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: September 18th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English