A Bear Named Bjorn

Six Bear Stories

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Bjorn lives in a cave. The walls are soft, the ground is comfortable, and just in front there is new grass and a rough tree, perfect for back-scratching.

A Bear Named Bjorn takes us into the forest with Bjorn the bear and his friends. One day the animals have their eye exams and try on the humans’ lost glasses. Another, they just sit, watching the leaves and playing cards on a tree stump. And on party night the animals borrow clothes hanging on the camping ground line—and return everything carefully in the morning, only a little bit used.

Bjorn’s thoughtful bear logic and small eccentricities are the heart of these mischievous chapters that are by turns contemplative and comical, odes to both nature and “human” nature.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Copyright 2020
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2020-03-03
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002030, JUV019000, JUV043000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.3333
Lexile 580
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 506128
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Delphine Perret

Delphine Perret is author–illustrator of more than a dozen children's books, translated into several languages. She lives in Lyon, France, where she also co-founded an art gallery.


  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2020, Winner, 2020


Kirkus Reviews

“A meditative tale with a homespun feel, best for thoughtful readers.”—Kirkus Reviews