A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting
PUBLICATION MARCH 2017
Bearspotting is a dangerous business - you ought to take it seriously, you know. So here's what you need to know for starters - black bears are dangerous and black, brown bears are dangerous and brown. Although sometimes black bears can be a little brown, and brown bears can be a little black. Are you following? You really need to focus here. If you do, this guide will tell you all you need to know when walking in BEAR COUNTRY. Don't leave home without it. Are you ready? Good! Let's go ...A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting is the laugh-out-loud, essential guide for all would-be bearspotters. To be studied with due care and attention. Don't say we didn't warn you ...
No self-respecting bearspotter should be without this essential, laugh-out-loud guide to bearspotting from the mighty award-winning author/illustrator pairing of Michelle Robinson and David Roberts.
It's a treat. Brilliantly expressive bears (and squirrels), pages bursting with humour, a delicious air of danger and a particularly effective alchemy of words and pictures. And with all the best picture books, children and adults will find much to enjoy. The Bookseller A very good story, with super illustrations which really capture the reader's imagination throughout. -- Marie Berry Reading Zone So beautifully and succinctly written, with an utterly hilarious narrative and equally funny illustrations, A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting is a must for anyone's shelf. Picture Books Blogger This book is a true delight from start to finish with wonderful illustrations and laugh-aloud text. Parents in Touch Pair one talented author with one also mega talented illustrator you get an epic and glorious picture book to kick off 2016!! Book Monsters It's a treat. Brilliantly expressive bears (and squirrels), pages bursting with humour, a delicious air of danger and a particularly effective alchemy of words and pictures. And with all the best picture books, children and adults will find much to enjoy The Bookseller An illustrated story that will delight adventurous under-fives The Telegraph A beautiful, informative and humorous look at wild bears Irish Examiner By turns funny and sweet, it's a real pleasure to devour - there are bound to be more awards on the horizon for this pair Woman's Way Cannily balanced between the alarming, the comical and the reassuring. Children will relish the mix Observer Hilarious book, with wonderfully expressive pictures that add so much to the story Primary Times Visually enchanting Glasgow Herald Michelle Robinson's deadpan narration of a whimsical and witty story is complimented by David Roberts's finely drawn illustrations The Guardian Laugh-out-loud The Sunday Times
Michelle Robinson is the author of several successful picture books including the Sainsbury's award-winning There's a Lion in my Cornflakes, illustrated by Jim Field (Bloomsbury). She lives in Frome, Somerset with her husband and their two children. www.michellerobinson.co.uk David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has illustrated works by authors such as Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson and Julian Clary. Born in Liverpool, he now lives and works in London. He won the Nestle Children's Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in Mouse Noses on Toast (Faber). His books with Julia Donaldson include the bestselling Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flum-Flum Tree, The Troll and The Flying Bath. A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting is his first book for Bloomsbury. www.davidrobertsillustration.com