Don't Feed the Bear

By Kathleen Doherty (Author), Chip Wass (Illustrator)


Format Paperback Picture Book


Don't Feed the Bear

by Kathleen Doherty, Chip Wass
Hardcover Picture Book >
It’s Bear vs. Ranger in the funniest food fight ever, in this entertaining picture book.
Mac and cheese, carrot cake, meatball stew: Bear loves when campers leave him grub. The park ranger does not. Smackity smack, Ranger pounds a sign into the ground: DON’T FEED THE BEAR! Upset—no more chewy cookies? No more juicy burgers?—Bear quickly crosses out the “don’t.” Now, it’s war in the park! But when both Bear and Ranger end up losing out, will the two antagonists finally call a truce? With its delightfully cartoonlike pictures and clever wordplay, this picture book will keep kids laughing for hours. 

Nominated for the 2020-21 Young Hoosier Book Award
“Delightfully funny, with much verve and style . . . ” —Kirkus Reviews -

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Kathleen Doherty has taught elementary school for over 30 years in Chicago. She’s a Reading Specialist and an Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. Her work has appeared in Time MagazineThe MailboxHighlights for ChildrenHighlights High Five, Highlights HELLO, and Spider Magazine. She has won the Highlights Pewter Plate Award, the Highlights Celebrate National Poetry Contest, and a letter of merit from SCBWI’s Magazine Merit Competition. She lives in Schererville, Indiana. Learn more at
Chip Wass is an award-winning illustrator/designer who creates animation, illustrations, character designs, typography, logos, and icons for a variety of print, broadcast, and web clients worldwide. His art has appeared on Nick at Nite and The Cartoon Network, in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and The Washington Post. Chip lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more about Chip at

Pub Date: 8/2/2022

ISBN: 9781454946229

Price: $8.99 / $11.99 CAN

Format: Paperback Picture Book

Pages: 28 pages, all in color

Trim: 9 x 11.5 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 3 to 5

Publisher: Union Square Kids