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About Jane Chapman
Jane Chapman has been illustrating children's books for over twenty-five years. She loves to paint snow, especially when the weather is hot, but she gets very cross with her cat when he sits in her paint.
Jane lives in south-west England with her two sons.
You can see more of her work at www.janekchapman.com
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Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
Numbers, numbers everywhere.
Can you count along with Bear?
Karma Wilson’s spirited text and Jane Chapman’s inviting illustrations make for a delightful introduction to numbers, perfect for young Bear fans.
From a cave in the forest
came a “MUNCH, MUNCH, CRUNCH!”
as Bear and his friends
all nibbled on their lunch.
Bear and his friends are munching on their lunch when all of sudden… Bear feels something wiggling and wobbling in his mouth. Oh no! What can it be? It’s Bear’s first loose tooth!
In this sweet story, Bear’s friends ease his concerns about his wiggly, wobbly tooth and help him understand that losing a baby tooth is perfectly natural. This funny and reassuring story—now available as a Classic Board Book—will delight little ones!
Bear is big, big, big, and mouse is small, small, small but these friends stick together through all the highs and lows!
Join Bear and mouse as they spot all the opposites in their little glen. Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman team up again to bring the youngest Bear fans a delightful concept book that begs to be read out loud.
Colors, colors everywhere!
Can you find colors just like Bear?
Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s adorable illustrations creatively introduce colors to the youngest Bear fans, who will delight in discovering a rainbow of fun.
It’s winter, and deep in the forest, Bear should be fast asleep. But when his friends come by to check on him, they realize that Bear is still awake! They brew him hot tea and sing him lullabies, but nothing seems to work. Can Bear get to bed? Or will he be up all winter?
What better way for Bear to say thanks than over a nice, big dinner? Bear decides to throw a feast! One by one, Bear’s friends show up with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?
Fabulous facts about nature's most devoted dad, in an utterly charming picture book.
Can you imagine spending the winter outdoors in Antarctica without anything to eat? That’s just what the male Emperor penguin does. While his mate is off swimming and catching loads of fish, he stands around in the freezing cold with an egg on his feet for two whole months, keeping it warm and waiting for it to hatch. Welcome to the story of the world’s most devoted dad!
Back matter includes an index.
With sweet, rhyming text and illustrations by bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman, Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic Christmas tale, creatively weaving together comforting and familiar bedtime routines with the special magic and wonder of the manger story as Mary and Joseph try to lull baby Jesus asleep inside the noisy stable.
- Is perfect as bedtime reading for your little ones, especially during the holiday season
- Makes the Christmas story fun and accessible for young readers
- Helps kids think deeper about what being in the stable may have been like for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
- Can be read during Advent, the Christmas season, or celebrations of Jesus’s birthday
- Makes a great gift for baby showers, new moms, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and boys and girls 4-8
It's bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all the animals try to get the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels' joyful hosannas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it's just too loud. Until Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd Jesus into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars.
If you enjoy Goodnight, Manger, be sure to check out Goodnight, Ark as well!
"Perfect for reading aloud, this counting book not only contains bright bold illustrations but also has lots of . . . sound effects that children will love to replicate." -- BOOKLIST
Down by the marsh,
by the sleepy,
gets stuck in the muck . . .
Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Bright, spirited illustrations by Jane Chapman enhance this one-of-a-kind counting tale by Phyllis Root - a feast of sounds and numbers that will have listeners scrambling to join in the slippy, sloppy fun.