A delightful story about how embracing the messiness of life can bring you unexpected friendships.— From Maggie M.'s Picks
Bear likes to keep his house clean and tidy. In fact, the only thing Bear loves more than cleaning is taking care of his small stuffed friend, Ursa.
Then Bear sees a sticky spiderweb . . . and where there's a web there is certainly a spider! The messy guest must be found, but what Bear and Ursa finally discover might just be an unlikely friend.
Opposites attract in this adorable story, where new friends come in all shapes and sizes.
About the Author
Jacob Grant is originally from Ohio, but now lives with his wife in a very windy city in Illinois. Day and night he can be found in his home studio drawing, painting, and writing until something feels story-ish. His debut picture book, Scaredy Kate, was released in 2014. Jacob tries not to use bad words around any little animals.
“Grant's friendship story will catch readers like flies with its artwork and gentle humor, while encouraging them not to make assumptions about others.” —Booklist
“This tale about friendship and overcoming prejudices . . . will be enjoyed at storytime and as a subtle introduction to accepting others.” —School Library Journal
“Ideal for beginning readers. A sweet, feel-good story with plenty of interesting visual detail.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Will make readers smile.” —Publishers Weekly
“Offers a comical and gently didactic contribution aimed at an even younger child, with the tale of a little bird who stumbles into the charged realm of curse words thanks to his dad.” —The New York Times Book Review on LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD
“A charming, tender and ever pertinent life lesson.” —Kirkus Reviews on LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD