What shall we do on this sunny day? It’s too hot to run and too hot to play!
Grand Junction, CO (Vocus) April 15, 2010
A creative literary collaboration by author Renée La Montagne Creasey and artist Craig Fairbert awaits readers in Three Chubby Bears—Bored?, a lighthearted and whimsical story about three bored bears with nothing to do.
“What shall we do on this sunny day? It’s too hot to run and too hot to play!” the three bears exclaim. On top of a grassy hill deep in the forest, they sat sweating, itching, and twitching in the sun. Then, along comes a colorful butterfly, flitting past the nose of one bear. Excited, the three bears chase the butterfly down the hill, trying to catch it with a butterfly net.
The butterfly, graceful and agile, evades the three bears and leads them to a cool lake. To their delight, the bears swim and play the day away. Tired but happy, they hike back up the hill and take a well-deserved rest.
Was their day boring? Ask the bears! With its amusing illustrations, actual photos, and black bear facts, Three Chubby Bears—Bored? not only tells a charming story of chasing after an elusive adventure, it also teaches children (and parents) about black bears. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com, or http://www.reneecreasey.com.
About the Author and Illustrator
Renée La Montagne Creasey was born in Antioch, California, and raised in South Lake Tahoe, California, where she had many heart-warming encounters with bears. Her parents owned the La Baer Motel in South Lake Tahoe, where her father and uncle displayed trophy Kodiak and polar bears—Creasey’s introduction to these magnificent creatures. Rene’e and her husband recently sold their two wilderness lodges on top of the largest flat top mesa in the world, the Grand Mesa, near Cedaredge, Colorado, where bears were welcomed mascots. Renée has dabbled in writing satire for years. This is her first children’s book. Childrens’ apparel, toys, gifts, discounts on books, and the illustrator’s prints from his award winning conservation stamp paintings can be found on the author’s web site at http://www.reneecreasey.com.
Craig Fairbert was born and raised in Milton, Wisconsin. He received his associate’s degree in commercial art from Madison Area Technical College (MATC). Fairbert currently works for Artisans, a family-owned screen print company that produces apparel for men, women, and children. In 2004, he started entering his paintings in state conservation stamp contests. To date, he has won the 2005 Wisconsin Great Lakes Trout Stamp, 2007 Wisconsin Inland Trout Stamp, 2008 Wisconsin Great Lakes Trout Stamp, 2008 Wisconsin Pheasant Stamp, 2009 Wisconsin Turkey Stamp and the Duck Stamp Award, 2010 Wisconsin Inland Trout Stamp (2nd time), and the 2010 Wisconsin Water Fowl Stamp Contest, completed as the “Grand Slam Award,” a 5-year award-winning title in the State of Wisconsin, a feat equaled by only two other artists since 1972.
Three Chubby Bears—BORED? * by Renée La Montagne Creasey
Publication Date: January 26, 2010
Picture Book; $21.99; 40 pages; 978-1-4415-7135-9
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 40 pages; 978-1-4415-7136-6
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