The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson , Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb (free download), The Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf, But he doesn’t spend very much time by himself, For each boy and girl in the class is a friend, And he goes home with one of them every weekend.
The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He’s washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull . . . how will he ever make it back to Class One?
The Everywhere Bear is a warm and engaging story from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of The Paper Dolls, which has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide and was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenway Medal.
Here is a partnership that really works and once again has resulted in that treasure – a perfect read aloud, whether to the child at bedtime or to the whole class. * Books for Keeps * In the hands of star author and illustrator, it all makes for an exceptionally satisfying adventure for young readers, with much they’ll recognise, much to make them wonder. * Lovereading4kids *.
Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world’s best-loved children’s books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.
Rebecca Cobb is one of the most talented names in picture books. Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts, she has created a number of well-received picture books, including the heart-breakingly beautiful Missing Mummy and the critically acclaimed Aunt Amelia. Rebecca won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for her brilliant book Lunchtime and has also been twice shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. In addition to her author-illustrated books, Rebecca has also collaborated with some of the best-known names in children’s publishing, including working with the inimitable Julia Donaldson on bestselling picture books The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear. Rebecca lives in Falmouth with her husband and young daughters.