Wonder Bear
Dial Books For Young Readers, 2008

Two kids plant mysterious seeds, and up grows a remarkable flowering vine, out of which emerges an even more remarkable big white bear. On his head is the top hat—a hat that allows him to work all kinds of magic that day. He pulls monkey after monkey from the hat, blows bubbles in amazing shapes, and transforms flowers into spectacular floating sea creatures.

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• Recipient of the Society of Illustrators’ 2008 Founders Award
• A 2009 Marion Vannett Ridgeway Honor Book
• Bookbinder’s Guild of New York, Hardcover Picture Book Fiction Award – Second Place
• A Bank Street 2009 Best Book of the Year
• Amazon’s Best Books of 2008 Editor’s Top 10 Picture Books #6


“An intriguing, nuanced debut from an artist to watch.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Strikingly confident”
School Library Journal

“…Nyeu’s artwork shines.”

“Wonder Bear steps into his hat and floats away, presumably into the world of picture-book history. ”
–The New York Times