On Our Shelves Now
When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has finally found the best friend he’s been longing for. But Bear isn’t quite the playmate the boy had imagined. Bear may not know how to play games, but when he starts to build a tree house, the boy is intrigued and a magical summer begins. As autumn passes and the first winter snowflakes start to fall, the boy is left alone. Only then does he truly realize how much he misses Bear. It's a happy reunion when Bear finally returns in the spring.
About the Author
Tracey Corderoy lives in a hidden valley in Gloucestershire, England, with her husband, two children, and an ever-increasing menagerie of devilishly cute but sometimes naughty pets. As a teacher who has always had a passion for literature, her head is crammed with countless ideas and stories, and she loves the adventures that her characters insist on sharing with her.
Sarah Massini has always loved to draw. Her mother said it was a blessing how paper and a pencil could keep her quiet and out of mischief for hours. This lifelong habit has seen her through careers in corporate design, children’s book design, and illustration . . . which is what she loves doing best. She lives in England with her husband and young son and their terrier, Tess, who keeps guard as she draws.
Massini's charmingly textured and colorful illustrations have a pleasing sense of spaciousness.