The Bear's Garden (Hardcover)
Inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn, New York, picture book The Bear’s Garden by writer Marcie Colleen and illustrator Alison Oliver is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places.
A little girl sees an empty lot in a city and imagines what it can be.
a place to grow,
a place to play,
and a place to love.
With the help of her stuffed bear, the girl brings her community together to create a beautiful garden.
An Imprint Book
"A well-illustrated, beautifully written tale of encouragement." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
About the Author
Marcie Colleen is the award-winning author of The Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series and the picture books Penguinaut! and Love, Triangle. While she misses living down the street from the Brooklyn Bears Community Garden in New York City, Marcie now lives in San Diego, California where flowers bloom all year round.
Alison Oliver is the author-illustrator of picture books Moon and Sun and the Be Bold, Baby! board book series, featuring biographies of strong, inspiring women. She’s also the illustrator of thirty BabyLit board books. She lives in New York City, where she runs a design studio called Sugar.
"[An] affectionate ode to a community garden...striking illustrations that combine sharp geometric forms with expressive brushy textures" -- Publishers Weekly
"A simple, powerful ode to community betterment." -- Booklist
"A sweet reminder of how powerful communities can be when they come together to create something beautiful." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"An imaginative little girl who can always see the beauty in things transforms the empty city lot across from her apartment and in turn her neighborhood." --School Library Journal