Five Bears

By Catherine Rayner (Author)


Pub Date 4/9/2024

ISBN 9781915801791

Format Hardcover Picture Book


A gorgeously illustrated book about friendship and looking past differences from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner Catherine Rayner. Bear is walking through the forest, minding his own business when he comes across another bear. The Other bear is different. The two bears wander along, thinking different thoughts, and looking in different directions. Soon the two bears come across another bear and then another bear and eventually find a bear stuck in a tree. The Bears realize that perhaps they aren't that different after all and perhaps they could be friends? 

“[G]ently humorous tone and lighthearted illustrations.”—Horn Book


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Catherine Rayner is an Edinburgh-based British illustrator and writer of children's books. She was born in Harrogate in 1982, and grew up in Boston Spa, later studying at Leeds College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. 
She won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for Harris Finds His Feet, and has been shortlisted in 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2015.
In 2014, Norris, The Bear Who Shared was named by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 Children's Modern Classics of the past ten years.  

Title Details

Pages 32 pages, all in color

Trim 9.81 x 11 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Philippines

Category Picture Books

Age Range 3 to 6

Carton Quantity 34