Bear's Winter Party
Written by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by Lisa Cinar
Groundwood Books, 2016

32 page full colour picture book, endpapers & cover illustration. Watercolour, pencil crayon & Photoshop.

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"Inventive and appealing watercolors and the chatty yet straightforward text combine nicely . . . A solid choice on how to overcome isolation and learn to make friends." — Kirkus Reviews

"Cinar’s digitally finished watercolor-and–colored-pencil illustrations are reminiscent of Chris Raschka’s in their splashy ebullience and brushy lines."— Kirkus Reviews

"The stylized watercolor and pencil illustrations are beautiful . . . this is a worthwhile seasonal selection with an emphasis on friendship." — School Library Journal

"Lisa Cinar's soft watercolour and pencil crayon illustrations illuminate Bear's emotions and help young readers to understand the book itself is a recipe for friendship." Canadian Children's Book News

"Lisa Cinar’s expansive watercolour illustrations are full of bold, thick brush strokes and arresting colour combinations like cool blues and lemon yellows. In Bear’s neat-as-a-pin, cozy kitchen, a tea kettle whistles in the background while bear-shaped cookies cool on trays. A recipe for Bear’s Honey-Ginger Cookies is included that is perfectly made for sharing – as is this sweet tale." — Readerly National Reading Campaign