Kathy Duval, author of Take Me to Your BBQ, joins us during storytime to share her book, A Bear's Year.
Kathy Duval is the author of The Three Bears' Christmas, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and The Three Bears' Halloween, both illustrated by Paul Meisel. She studied art at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Junior School and UofH before becoming an Art Therapist. After going on to study children's writing at Rice University, she became obsessed with writing. She lives in Texas and recommends keeping a supply of green chili BBQ sauce on hand...just in case.
In this gorgeous, lyrical celebration about the passing of seasons, readers will follow a mother bear and her cubs through the course of a year.
Deep in her den under a snowflake blanket, Mama snuggles her newborn babies. When spring arrives, the bears awaken and emerge from their lair, and as the weather warms to summer, Mama teaches her young ones to fish, gather berries, and dig for roots. Then, in fall, the leaves turn gold, food grows scarce, and the family prepares for hibernation and the coming winter.
With spare, accessible text and charming illustrations, here is a sweet, gentle introduction to how bears experience the changing seasons, perfect for the youngest readers and listeners.