HOORAY and happiest of publications days to Marcie Colleen and Alison Oliver on the publication of their newest picture book, THE BEAR’S GARDEN!, which Kirkus Reviews calls “a well-illustrated, beautifully written tale of encouragement,” in a starred review.
Inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn, New York, The Bear’s Garden is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places.
A little girl sees an empty lot in a city and imagines what it can be.
a place to grow,
a place to play,
and a place to love.
With the help of her stuffed bear, the girl brings her community together to create a beautiful garden.
PRAISE for THE BEAR’S GARDEN:
“Seamlessly marrying truth and imagination, this charming story reminds readers of the importance of one person’s care and the power of community.” — BookRoo
“A simple, powerful ode to community betterment.” — Booklist Reviews
“… a sweet reminder of how powerful communities can be when they come together to create something beautiful.”— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“[An] affectionate ode to a community garden.” — Publishers Weekly
“A great addition to the growing urban gardens genre, and a good general purchase.” — School Library Journal
To purchase copies of THE BEAR’S GARDEN, please click here.