Bear Was There
Published by New Frontier Publishing Feb 2020
The first thing Mouse felt was love, as he lay in the warmth of his mother's fur. Then one day, Mouse meets Bear. He feels frightened but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems . . .
"A gentle and sensitive story of a little mouse’s journey through childhood and the seasons, his fears, and the eventual comfort he finds, beautifully written and illustrated by Sally Ann Garland. Not only is this book a stunning depiction of an unusual friendship, but it teaches children not to judge people on their appearance. "Trembling, Mouse looked up as Bear gazed down. The woods were silent. Mouse was surprised at how kind Bear’s eyes seemed." " Bear Was There is a unique special story with a wistful style and an important lesson."