Author(s): Bonny Becker
This is a slapstick comedy of manners featuring a bear who wants to be left alone - but hasn't reckoned on a very determined visitor! Bear doesn't like visitors. He even has a sign to warn them off. So when a small, grey, bright-eyed mouse appears on his doorstep while he's making breakfast, he is furious! And when the unwanted guest turns up again in the cupboard...then in the bread drawer...and then in the teakettle...Bear is beside himself! But it seems the cheeky mouse is determined to stay for tea - and it isn't long before Bear is begging his new friend not to leave. This title presents a humorous story that shows how friendship can sometimes be found when you least expect it. With the expressive cartoon-style art and the warm characterization, Bear and Mouse make a winning double act. Suspense and laughter are guaranteed as the determined mouse keeps on reappearing.
Bonny Becker is the author of a number of award-winning picture books and young novels. About this book, her first with Walker Books, she says, "This persistent mouse just popped into my head one day and wouldn't go away. I hesitate to admit how much Bear is in me, but I'm grateful for every lovely Mouse in my life." Several other Bear and Mouse stories are planned. Bonny lives in Seattle, USA. Kady MacDonald Denton is also the illustrator of Two Homes by Claire Masurel. She lives in Ontario, Canada