The Bear Who Shared
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2010
Wise Norris the bear waits beneath a tree for a plorringe. Violet and Tulip, a bit more curious, climb the tree, study the fruit, listen to it, touch it and are about to lick it, when…the fruit falls onto Norris! But Wise Norris is kind and he shares the fruit with Violet and Tulip and they all become friends and share everything.
Illustrated in rich watercolors, the pictures alone tell the story. Illustrator/author Rayner captures the special looks and emotions of all the characters, building the tension adeptly. The story is illustrated and told with love.