The Bear and the Moon
The Bear and the Moon


Workshop: The Bear and the Moon Virtual Panel w/ Matthew Burgess & Catia Chien
Height: 10.5" (26.67 cm)
Width: 9.5" (24.13 cm)
Depth: 0.45" (1.14 cm)
Pages: 52
Features: Hardcover


From now until October 31, receive a free 9" x 5" print with every purchase of The Bear and the Moon!

The Bear and the Moon
 is a picture book that follows what happens when the gift of a balloon floats into Bear's life. 

The two companions embark on a journey—a magical tale that encompasses the joys of friendship and discovery. 

This is a gentle book filled with humor, while tackling complex topics like the transcendence of loss and forgiveness. 

• Filled with emotive text and radiant illustrations
• Simply told and profoundly felt
• Award-winning author-illustrator team

The Bear and the Moon is a compassionate tale that honors the small but profound world of the very young.

This sweet book teaches social and emotional skills to kids, and offers a clever way to soothe some of our most difficult feelings: loss and guilt.

• Just as ideal for gently soothing young readers to sleep as it is for encouraging a contemplative break from an energetic day
• Great for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for a beautiful friendship or bedtime story
• Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays, holidays, and more
• Perfect for children ages 3 to 5 years old
• Add it to the shelf with books like Waiting by Kevin Henkes, Emily's Balloon by Komako Sakai, and Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.


"Burgess and Chien add savor to a simple story with visceral writing and elemental artwork. . . . Chien creates each spread with a sense of freshness. . . . Burgess writes with nimble emotionality. . . . together, the creators deliver an essential message of self-acceptance"-Publishers Weekly, starred review