Beatrice &amp;amp; Bear meet one spring day and become best buddies. They play together through summer and fall. Then winter comes and Beatrice can’t find Bear anywhere. She hears he’s gone to hibernate – but where on earth is that? When Beatrice learns that hibernation is not a place and that Bear will be sleeping all winter long, she fears it will be a lonely season…unless she can come up with a brilliant plan. This delightful story of an irrepressible bunny will engage readers on many levels as it celebrates creativity, making the best of circumstances, and the joy of the changing seasons.
Monica Carnesi is a librarian by day and author/illustrator by night (and weekends!) She is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so she speaks Portuguese (and a little bit of Spanish.) She loves animals, with a soft spot for dogs, all kinds of art supplies, and dark chocolate.
Carnesi’s sweet illustrations perfectly capture the joys of friendship, the frustration at being left behind, and the satisfaction in making something for a friend. Sure to be a hit in every library.
In a gentle tale for the very young, a rabbit named Beatrice finds an ingenious way to share winter with her hibernating best friend, Bear. Winningly sweet.
Carnesi is one of those authors who make storytelling appear effortless and intuitive while conveying a wealth of empathy, personality, and humor.