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Bear and Duck are Friends
Bear and Duck are Friends

Bear and Duck are Friends



24 Pages, 9.75 x 9.75

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: July 2024

ISBN 9781761210327

Rights: US & CA

Hardie Grant Children's Publishing (Jul 2024)
Little Hare Books

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: July 2024


Bear and Duck are best friends, but they are very different. Duck likes to try new things, and Bear ... well, Bear likes not to.

When Duck needs a friend for her dance class, Bear reluctantly agrees. Bear’s big size causes problems at first, but he soon discovers that he might just be a very good dancer.

Bear and Duck is a story about friendship, confidence, and overcoming the fear of trying new things. 


"In the expressive illustrations, the two lovable main characters stand out clearly against white backgrounds. An appealing and ultimately joyous read-aloud choice."—Booklist 

“This sweet, simply told Australian import emphasizes the importance of offering unwavering support and lets kids know that they can boost others’ spirits. Children will feel buoyed by these pals. Visible pencil strokes give the softly rendered illustrations a cozy feeling; the winsome protagonists look almost like stuffed toys. An adorable, cheery friendship tale.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog:

"This celebration of differences displays great respect for readers' intelligence and yields more with each reading." (Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW )

"A welcome example for children forging their own friendships." (Publishers Weekly)

"Lively, visually appealing, and an ultimately affirming tale of friendship." (Booklist)

Author Biography

Sue deGennaro has worked with top caliber authors such as Ursula Dubosarsky and Jackie French, as well as writing and illustrating many of her own critically acclaimed titles, including The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog, which was shortlisted for the CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year in 2013.