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Bearnard receives an important letter from the Queen of Storybook Land: he’s going to star in his very own book! Bearnard is excited—until he starts reading other bear books to prepare. Then he begins to worry about needing to float in an umbrella, make messes (he’s a tidy bear, you see), or have his porridge stolen. Fortunately, Bearnard’s good friend, Gertie the goose, is right there to support him when he needs her.

Bearnard’s Book is a tribute to bravery, friendship, and the power of being yourself!

"Open Bearnard's book for an alternative concept of bravery with humor, sweetness, and friendship at the core."
Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will delight in spotting the classic bears that Bearnard studies rendered in books throughout the scenes. Saburi’s illustrations, sweet rounded figures in spring tones, soften Bearnard’s panic, gentling his worry-riddled journey to discover that, in stories as in life, ‘All you need to do is be yourself.’” ―Publishers Weekly