Bear Was There
LOVE is the first thing Mouse feels as he lies in the warmth of his mother’s fur.
Then one day, little Mouse meets big Bear. He feels frightened, but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems?
A gentle and sensitive story of a little mouse’s journey through childhood and the seasons, his fears, and the eventual comfort he finds, beautifully written and illustrated by Sally Ann Garland.
Not only is this book a stunning depiction of an unusual friendship, but it teaches children not to judge people on their appearance.
“Trembling, Mouse looked up as Bear gazed down. The woods were silent. Mouse was surprised at how kind Bear’s eyes seemed.”
“Bear Was There is a unique special story with a wistful style and an important lesson.”—ragamuffin.books
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Category||SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||New Frontier Publishing|
|Imprint||New Frontier Publishing|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author, Illustrator: Sally Anne Garland
Sally Anne Garland was raised in Alness, Scotland, and studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She now lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland, with her partner and young son.
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Bear Was There
LOVE is the first thing Mouse feels as he lies in the warmth of his mother’s fur. Then one day, little Mouse meets big Bear. He feels frightened, but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems? A gentle and sensitive story of a… View available downloads →