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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?

Five Bears is a tale of friendship and acceptance perfect for little ones.

Illustrated by:   Catherine Rayner
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 250mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   206g
ISBN:   9781529051308
ISBN 10:   1529051304
Pages:   32
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Author Website:   http://www.catherinerayner.co.uk/

Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her young family and a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Richard, all of whom inspire her work. Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards for Augustus and His Smile and has been awarded the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. Catherine's other titles for Macmillan include the critically acclaimed Solomon Crocodile and the award-winning Smelly Louie.

Reviews for Five Bears: A Tale of Friendship

The magic of Rayner’s fresh, richly expressive and painterly illustrations, and the poignancy of the growing mutual understanding and empathy of the five bears, springs to glorious life in her talented hands, making this a gift book that all the family can share and treasure. * Lancashire Evening Post * A beautiful tale about friendship … Catherine Rayner’s artwork is so distinctive, nobody portrays animals the way she does. There are stunning spreads in this book. * The Kids Bookstagrammer * This book is a celebration of friendship - the happiness and contentment it brings, and that we al need help from a friend sometimes when we get stuck … Catherine Rayner’s illustrations are luminous, as ever. * Milo and Gigi's Bookshelf (Instagram) *

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