Bear Was There

Bear Was There by Sally Garland, published by New Frontier.


Book Synopsis

“The first thing Mouse felt was love, as he lay in the warmth of his mother’s fur.”  

“Suddenly, Bear was there!” 

A gentle, sensitive book that tackles the difficult, big things in life. 

Told with feeling, about feelings this is a simple, subtle story of a little mouse’s journey, his fears and the eventual comfort he finds. 

A gentle and sensitive book which is ideal for any child coping with the bigger, scarier things in life.


Book Review

There is perfect unity between the text and the stunning, loose, textured artwork. I love how the colour palette beautifully emerges over seasons, working with illustrations that convey nature, weather, emotions and endearing character details.

Amie Sabadin, Kids’ Books Review

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