The remarkable debut book is a touching exploration of love and new discoveries, seen through the eyes of a bear and her cub.
A touching exploration of love and new discoveries, seen through the eyes of a bear and her cub.
Big Bear stepped out of her winter den. By her side, half asleep and blinking in the spring sunshine, wobbled a tiny cub...
Spring is here and new life is stirring. There is so much for Big Bear to teach her new cub as they step out into the forest. Their journey will take them through summer and autumn and winter, always together, always discovering.
With its evocative charcoal drawings and lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's debut book has the feel of an instant classic and has been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.
Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014.
Visit Jo at joweaver.co.uk
Jo Weaver had a career as a support worker in the non-profit sector before retraining as an illustrator. She completed an MA degree in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in 2014, where she discovered a love of working in charcoal. Shortly afterwards she was shortlisted for the Association of Illustrator's newcomer's Awards.
Jo lives with her husband and two sons in Scotland and when she's not drawing you'll find her tramping about in the wild outdoors.