This tasty tale tells the story of a family on a bright, sunny morning. Maw Maw wants nothing more than to make her beautiful, delicious, buttery biscuits, but she is out of the most essential ingredient—sody sallyraytus. Without this, no one can enjoy their breakfast!
Maw Maw sends her family off on a mission that proves to be more dangerous than she thought. She warned them about the big bad bear that lives under the bridge, but no one listened. Even Maw Maw falls victim to the giant animal! It appears as if there will not be any fluffy biscuits ever again, but when a smart, brave, and hungry squirrel comes to their rescue, everyone finds their taste buds satisfied. Readers will not feel left out, however—a biscuit recipe in the back of the book is sure to please!
About the Author
Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, and recording artist, and the founder of Picture Book Month. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events. She is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama’s Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate.
About the Illustrator
Marita Gentry is a professional artist whose artwork is featured in galleries throughout Louisiana. A recipient of numerous awards and commissions and accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year. This is Gentry’s sixth picture book with Dianne de Las Casas. Their collaborations include Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, There’s a Dragon in the Library, and Dinosaur Mardi Gras.
BEWARE, BEWARE OF THE BIG BAD BEAR!
By Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Marita Gentry
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Squirrels
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illus.