Where Is Bina Bear? (Hardcover)

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Where Is Bina Bear? (Hardcover)

By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)

$18.99


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Where is Bina Bear hiding at this party? More importantly WHY is Bina Bear hiding at this party? This adorable book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about how just being there can make you the best friend of all.

— Aly

In Mike Curato's funny, poignant picture book Where Is Bina Bear?, a little rabbit throws a party—but can't find best friend Bina Bear anywhere!

Tiny is having a party, but Bina Bear is nowhere to be found. Is that Bina hiding under a lampshade? It looks like Bina . . . but it must be a lamp. Is that Bina beneath the fruit bowl? It could be . . . but it's probably just a table.

Searching for Bina, Tiny realizes something is wrong—and sets out to make it right. This is a humorous yet sincere picture book about friendship, understanding, and embracing our loved ones just as they are.

Godwin Books

Mike Curato is the award-winning author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and the graphic novel Flamer, and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including What If… (by Samantha Berger), Worm Loves Worm, and All the Way to Havana.

Mike Curato is the award-winning author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and the graphic novel Flamer, and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including What If… (by Samantha Berger), Worm Loves Worm, and All the Way to Havana.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250762207
ISBN-10: 1250762200
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: January 11th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English

"Inclusion and representation are always present in Curato’s thoughtful picture books, and this story is a sweet, sincere, and playful approach to discussing shyness. And while Curato is constantly expanding and evolving stylistically as an artist . . . the heart of his books remains consistently warm." —Booklist

"Even the most outgoing child will learn to empathize with those that don’t have fun in crowds . . . Imbued with understanding and overt silliness." —Kirkus Reviews

"A tender tribute to both lone wolves (er, bears) and the beings who love them." —Publishers Weekly

"This warm and comforting look at friendship offers meaningful insight into the value of support and acceptance." —The Horn Book

"A refreshing change from the usual “the more, the merrier” message often seen in picture books, and . . . a useful reminder to respect the boundaries of both shy people and shy bears." —The Bulletin