Bears Make The Best Reading Buddies
by Carmen Oliver
All the students in the class are assigned reading buddies, except for Adelaide. She already has one--a bear! And Adelaide is quite persuasive as she explains to her language arts teacher, Mrs. Fitz-Pea, and the reader, that bears really do make the best reading buddies: they sniff out good books and their claws are just right for turning pages. And the bear looks rather friendly (and studious) in these crayon-bright, contemporary illustrations, making this is must-read picture book for story time!
Carmen Oliver Author Biography
Carmen Oliver is the author of picture book Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies in which Kirkus said, “Children will surely want their own large brown reading buddies after listening to this book about the joys and challenges of reading,” as well as the forthcoming nonfiction picture book The Favio Chavez Story. In 2014, she founded the Booking Biz, a boutique style agency that brings award-winning children’s authors and illustrators to schools, libraries, and special events. She also teaches picture book writing at the Writing Barn and loves speaking at schools, conferences and festivals. In 2010 to 2013, she was the Assistant Regional Advisor for the Austin SCBWI chapter. Growing up in Canada, she saw many bear species along the hiking trails but always kept a respectful distance. She and her family now call the wide-open spaces of Texas home.
Jean Claude Illustrator Biography
Jean Claude Aquesbi is a self-taught illustrator from Manchester, UK. While he s most at home with his drawing tablet and a cup of strong coffee, Jean also enjoys long walks with his dog Ted, preparing elaborate meals, and visiting the zoo for artistic inspiration.