Frida and Bear

Author Anthony Browne

Illustrator Hanne Bartholin

Publisher Walker Books

Genre Picture book

Frida and Bear both love to draw. Do you?

Celebrate the power of the imagination with this inspiring picture book, a collaboration between the multi-award winning former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne and the Danish illustrator Hanne Bartholin. Frida and Bear both love to draw – but what? First Frida draws a shape, then Bear turns it into a picture. Then Bear draws a shape for Frida as the shape game begins again. Anthony Browne and Hanne Bartholin will inspire creativity in this imaginative picture book that invites the reader to join in and play the shape game too.

  • Anthony Browne has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Award and is the former Children’s Laureate. He is loved around the world for creating characters like Willy the chimp.
  • The book is both a whimsical story which celebrates the power of the imagination, and a way of inspiring children’s creativity. Children can enjoy the story as well as learning how to play the shape game and use ordinary objects as inspiration for their own pictures.
Age: 3+

Anthony Browne is one of the most celebrated author-illustrators working today. Children’s Laureate from 2009 to 2011 and winner of multiple awards – including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the much-coveted Hans Christian Andersen Award – Anthony is renowned for his unique style. His work is loved and admired all around the world. Anthony lives in Canterbury, Kent.

Hanne Bartholin is a Danish illustrator. She originally trained at the Kolding School of Design. In 2001 she was awarded the Danish Ministry of Culture Illustration Prize. When she isn’t creating picture books, Hanne lectures at Kolding and the Danish Design School and runs workshops for both children and adults. She lives in Copenhagen.

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