Author(s): Joy Cowley
Freddy Bear doesn't like new faces. They scare him. But here is a new face, it's Uncle Bear ...and he's making a paper plane.Freddy Bear books are designed for reading aloud to children 6 months to 3 years. The main character, a little bear living with loving, supportive parents, approximates a 2-3 years old child. The stories relate to early stages of child development with experiential learning in a safe environment. The text is brought to life by the wonderful illustrations of award-winning illustrator Philip Webb, who is expert at depicting small nuances that can't be described in words, and he does this with body language and detailed facial expressions.
Joy Cowley is one of the world's most loved writers and has written many books for both adults and children, including over 400 books specifically for early readers. She has won Book of the Year three times at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards and is still writing full-time for both adults and children. Joy has many awards including a D.Litt. Roberta Long Medal (USA), and was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005.Philip Webb is a children's book illustrator. He has won many awards and illustrated a great number of well-known children's books, including Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig.