Have you ever wanted to play when no one else did?
On the night of the full moon, Bear wants to celebrate, but none of his friends agree. The birds want to sleep. Porcupine doesn't get the point. Moose thinks it just won't work. That doesn't stop Bear. Undaunted, he distributes invitations, sweeps the clearing, prepares the food, and rests up for his party, even if it's going to be a party of one. It doesn't tale long for his music and song to draw in a very reluctant Dad Fox, and by the time the moon appears, all the animals, birds, and insects of the field and forest have joined in. Told with Bill Harley's jaunty trademark mix of story and song, and illuminated by Melissa Ferreira's digitally enhanced acrylic paintings, Bear's All Night Dance Party encourages us to stop and celebrate the here-and-now, rather than wait for opportunities that never arrive. As Bear is fond of saying, you never know what might happen. Bear and friends celebrate the importance of responsibility in this party-packed tale.
|Publisher:||August House Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.54(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.39(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Bill Harley Bio:
Bill began singing and storytelling in 1975 while still in college. His work has influenced a generation of children, performing artists and educators. Bill’s songs are joyous, direct and honest. His stories are filled with the details of daily life – all told and sung from his slightly “off-center” point-of-view. He uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. His work spans the generation gap - reminding us of our common humanity while challenging us to be our very best selves. Bill’s trademark wit and wisdom can also be found in his picture books and children’s novels. His work has received numberous awards from a range of prestigious organizations including: the Bank Street School of Education, the Green Earth Book Award, Kid's Books of the Year, Notable Trade Books for Young People, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, Newsweek's "Best Kids' Books of the Year", NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and the Elementary School Library Collection.