"… Bear and Mouse are a perfect comedic mixture." ~ Kirkus Reviews

Bonny Becker

My dad was a respected small-town doctor, who dreamed of dancing like Fred Astaire and drove a motorcycle to his rounds in the dead of winter bundled in a huge parka. My mom urged us up narrow mountain roads and out to empty deserts in search of rare birds, and happily managed to read just […]
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A starred review for Mouse and Bear! “A Christmas for Bear,” the latest Mouse and Bear adventure, has been getting great reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. For once, I wanted Bear to be the one putting on a celebration; only it doesn’t quite turn out the way Mouse envisions. One frosty night, Bear hears a tap, tap, tapping on his […]
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A Christmas for Bear

Illustrated by Kady McDonald Denton Candlewick Press, 2017 Picture book format In their sixth adventure together, best friends Bear and Mouse celebrate Christmas with pickles, a poem, and presents. One frosty night, Bear hears a tap, tap, tapping on his front door. “Merry Christmas!” cries Mouse. Mouse is there for a Christmas party, and Bear […]
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Christmas Crocodile

Illustrated by Caldecott Winner David Small Simon & Schuster, 1998 Reissued Two Lions Press, 2016 Hard Cover Picture book, 40 pages When Alice Jayne finds a crocodile under the tree on Christmas Eve, her family goes into an uproar! The Christmas Crocodile doesn’t mean to be bad, not really, but soon he is eating up Christmas—from […]
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