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Bug and Bear by Ann Bonwill and Illustrated by Layn Marlow

Bug wants to play. Bear wants to nap. “Buzz off, Bug,” Bear finally says as she goes off into her cave. But Bear can’t sleep, feeling guilty for having been so mean to her best friend. So Bear sets out to apologize. In the end, the tired friends take a nap together. Adorable illustrations in gouache, pencil, watercolor, and crayon bring a special touch to this lighthearted story about friendship lost and found.

Initially I was tipped off to Bug and Bear by reading author Ann Bonwill’s newest book, I Don’t Want to Be a Pea!, which is also absolutely adorable. This one is again another tale of friendship filled with gorgeous illustrations. Just goes to show, if you like an author or illustrator do some digging to find what else they’ve done…you may just find your next favorite read!

Has that ever happened to you? You’ve enjoyed a book by an author only to discover another book by the same author that you enjoyed even more than the first one you loved?

Pick Up Bug and Bear by Ann Bonwill and Illustrated by Layn Marlow:

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3 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – Bug and Bear by Ann Bonwill

  1. The Year of the Picture Book – Bug and Bear by Ann Bonwill:
    Bug and Bear by Ann Bonwill and Illustrated… #kidlit

  2. PragmaticMom says:

    This is perfect for youngsters who need a little manners training! And she was probably cranky to her friend because she was tired! Hey, that happens!

  3. Sounds so good.
    It hasn’t happened to me often (Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen) but I love when it does.

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