Paul Bright started writing stories for his own children when they were young and he kept on writing even when they left home! He is originally from Hertfordshire but currently lives with his wife in Tarragona in North East Spain. He has written several books for Little Tiger Press. Jane Chapman has been illustrating for Little Tiger Press for over ten years and has produced many best-selling and award-winning titles. She shares a studio at her home in Dorset with her husband, illustrator Tim Warnes. They have two young sons.
K-Gr 2-While Bear and Mrs. Bear sleep peacefully in their bed on a stormy night, Baby Bear, followed by Little Bear, and then Young Bear, awakens them, each believing that there is a monster outside. Bear admonishes, "There's no such thing as monsters.. What a scaredy-bear you are." However, it is he who continues to lie awake while his family calmly slumbers. When there is a knock at the door, a frightened Bear answers and discovers that the "monster" is a moose looking for shelter. The pages of this charming tale are enhanced by warm colors that resemble firelight. Young children, especially those who fear the strange noises that night often brings, will be comforted by the fact that adults can be frightened, too.-Donna Atmur, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.