What will it feel like to leave the one place you’ve always known? To love someone. To be loved in return?
Everyone has asked themselves these questions at one time — Including a lonely Teddy bear named Webster.
Living in a little bookstore in Old Town, Florence, Oregon, Webster T. Bear has watched many of his stuffed animal
friends leave the store in the arms of a loving boy or girl. Just when he begins to wonder if he will ever find a home
somewhere other than among the books and bears he has always known, he gets his chance to love and be loved in
return from a thoughtful grandparent. Will it be everything he hoped? What will the world be like outside the only
walls and shelves he’s ever known? Will it be exciting? Scary? Disappointing? Better than he imagined?
The Bear in the Bookstore — Webster finds a Friend is a Learn-To-Grow Book™ and is the first in a series of
Webster stories written by Port Hole Publishing author Yvonne Morris. Morris explores these universal questions
through the eyes of a Teddy bear named Webster. With whimsical and colorful illustrations by Jesse De La Cour,
The Bear in the Bookstore is a literary tapestry for children that includes a mouse to find on each page, a hint of
reminiscence for parents and grandparents in the form of references to classic children’s songs and nursery
rhymes, along with a discussion aid and a glossary to inspire conversation and interaction when the book is read
out loud to younger children.
Originally from Ireland, a land known for it’s engaging storytelling, Morris and De La Cour have made their first
collaboration a memorable one in this endearing tale of love and life told through the eyes of an engaging bear