"* "Anyone old enough to be attached to a teddy bear will be enchanted... Sarah Hayes' rhyming couplets work very well, and Helen Craig's illustrations are just right." Wendy Cope, The Daily Telegraph * "For those ready for their first story, there could be no better choice than This Is the Bear." Judy Taylor, The Independent
About the Author
Sarah Hayes is the author of many books for children, including two more stories about the boy and his bear: This Is the Bear and This Is the Bear and the Scary Night as well as Mary, Mary, all illustrated by Helen Craig; The Grumpalump; Happy Christmas, Gemma (shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize); and Eat Up, Gemma. Sarah Hayes is married with three children and lives in Thame, Oxfordshire. Helen Craig is a widely acclaimed illustrator of books for children, whose work includes The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize); Rosie's Visitors; and the hugely popular stories about Angelina Ballerina, now on TV.