Book Launch: The Bear Report by Thyra Heder

Book Launch: The Bear Report by Thyra Heder

Sunday Oct 04, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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In this illustrated tale, Sophie forms an unlikely friendship with a polar bear named Olafur, who teaches her all about his icy, arctic home. For ages 4 – 8.

About The Bear Report:

“Gorgeous to look at and a tummy tickler to read, this is a very fine book indeed.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Sophie does not want to do her homework, a research report on polar bears. Bor-ing. They’re big. They eat things. They’re mean. What else is there to say about them anyway? As it turns out, plenty. And when a polar bear named Olafur swoops her away to the Arctic, she soon learns all about the playful bear’s habits and habitat—from glacier mice to the northern lights—and, despite her first reservations, she finds herself not just interested but excited about the Arctic. When the two are swept out to sea on an iceberg, Sophie’s new knowledge and knack for creative thinking pay off in a big way: she calls a whale to their aid! Inspired by her journey, she’s ready to return home and take another swing at her assignment, this time with gusto.

The Bear Report showcases the power of curiosity and imagination to fill any blank canvas, whether it’s an incomplete homework assignment or the Arctic ice.

About the Author:

unnamed-7Thyra Heder is also the author and illustrator of Fraidyzoo, an ALA-ALSC 2014 Notable Book, hailed by Kirkus as “riotous buffoonery” in a starred review. When not making picture books, she is an illustrator and storyboard artist for film and advertising, and most recently is co-writing a feature length animated film. She lives and works in Brooklyn.



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