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Philip C. Stead
It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell ...
Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story? Publishers Weekly calls Philip and Erin Stead’s Bear Has A Story to Tell "especially soulful." This endearing story of friendship and patience is bound to please readers of all ages. Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead are also the author and illustrator of A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. This is their second collaboration. This is Philip's fifth picture book for Roaring Brook Press. Philip and Erin live in a 100-year-old barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.