MOE Magazine, a Japanese magazine that focuses on children’s books, just ranked Bears on Chairs, by Shirley Parenteau, the #9 best picture book published in Japan in 2011! The magazine featured interviews with Shirley and the book’s illustrator, David Walker.
Congratulations to Shirley, David, and Bears on Chairs!!! Yaaayyyyyy!!!!
Click here to read Shirley’s contribution to our Beauty of Picture Books Blog: Are Picture Books Important? To visit Shirley’s Website, click here.
The second book, Bears in Beds, will be published both in the US by Candlewick Press, and in Japan this summer!
BTW Shirley, Do you need any more bears for Bears in Beds? Here I am in my pajamas and tucked in bed...
I’ll have my bears call your bears... (:3
Update: Here it is, now available at The Beauty of Picture Books Bookstore... Bears in Beds! (Little Bear and Shirley were unable to connect on this project due to scheduling conflicts, but she did love his photos and he loves her new book.) :)
Little Bear is the co-founder and creative director of The Beauty of Picture Books Website & Blog. He has also assisted Linda Eve Diamond with her writing and Jeff Novick with his nutritional videos and lectures. L.B.'s other accomplishments include earning a black belt in karate and riding a famous cat at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (photo here). (:3 To read Little Bear's full bio page, click here.