Bear and Bird: The Stars and Other Stories by Jarvis

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Author: Jarvis

Category: Children's, Teenage & educational

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Walker Books

ISBN: 9781529504903

RRP: $27.99

This is the second book in the ‘Bear and Bird’ stories, the first being The Picnic and Other stories.

Bear and Bird: The Stars and Other Stories includes four stories that have Bear and Bird finding themselves mixed up in funny situations. In one story Bear finds a cake. He can’t help himself so gobbles it all up. Then he realises someone must have made it as a surprise for someone else to eat. So he goes about making another. But he’s never made a cake. What if it was for Cat? He better put fish in it.

These hardcover short chapter books are great for those at the beginning of their learning to read journey. The stories are full of the warmth of friendship and the joy of silly adventures. With colourful illustrations that are so easy and fun to read they make great bedtime stories too.

Reviewed by Rowena Morcom
Age Guide 5



Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as both a record sleeve designer and an animation director before becoming a children’s book illustrator. Alan’s Big Scary Teeth is his debut title with Walker Books.

About his picture book inspiration, Jarvis says, “The way I work is always visual. I will have an image or character in mind and I pull a story out of it. I doodle and doodle and doodle until I get it right.” Jarvis lives in Manchester with his girlfriend and their cat.

Visit Jarvis’ website



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