New Book: The Bear In My Bed by Joyce Wan June 17, 2018 03:05
I’m excited to announce the launch of The Bear In My Bed, written and illustrated by me and published by FSG/Macmillan.
Our little friend from The Whale In My Swimming Pool is back, but this time with a bear (who’s not his teddy bear) in his bed! The bear makes a mess with toys, splashes water around the bathtub, and eats books instead of reading them. Not to mention that he doesn’t know how to brush his teeth or wear pajamas! And how is anyone supposed to get any sleep with a bear taking up the whole bed? A silly take on the struggles of bedtime routines.
It's not easy to write a picture book but I found it even harder to write a sequel. I actually had a whole other version of this book (completely sketched out!) that I had to shelve because my amazing editor, Janine O'Malley, felt that we needed to go in a different direction with this book and she was absolutely correct. I hope you have as much fun reading this book as I had creating it!
I will be joining the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip this summer where I will be meeting readers and signing books at two awesome bookstores in my home state of New Jersey (Watchung Booksellers in Montclair and WORD Bookstore in Jersey City) to help cheer on a summer-long celebration of reading. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there! Please visit my Events page for more detail and also information about where I will be this Fall. HAPPY SUMMER!