Saturday Storytime: "Bear Out There" with Jacob Grant

We are so happy that our buddy Jacob Grant is joining us again as our special guest star for this edition of Saturday Storytime!  He'll be sharing his latest book, Bear Out There, and drawing for us. 

Somewhat uptight Bear and free-wheeling Spider from Jacob's wonderful Bear's Scare are back in another charming story. When Spider's kite flies away, Bear has to venture out and into the messy forest to help his friend. As their quest goes from bad to worse, Bear and Spider show readers that being a friend means being there for each other, no matter what. 

We love the Kirkus review for Bear Out There, which says in part, "Grant’s soft, muted crayon-and-ink illustrations, full of rounded shapes, complement the warm comforting tone of the story, and the text is clearly laid out and should be easily read by beginning readers as well as grown-ups. Spider is adorable, composed of two ocher globes with stubby, unthreatening legs, wide eyes, and a button hat. A cozy tale of friendship and compromise between two very different creatures."

Jacob’s program with us is free and open to the public. He''l be happy to autograph his books!

This event is aimed at kids 3 and up.  Join us each Saturday at 10:30 AM for stories and fun.

Jacob Grant is the author and illustrator of Bear's ScareScaredy KateLittle Bird's Bad WordCat Knit, and Through the Zoo. He is a winner of the annual Don Freeman Work In-Progress Grant by the SCBWI. Jacob lives in Chicago with his family. Learn more, and see more of his artwork at, and follow him on Twitter--lots of artwork as well as book trailers there!

Event date: 

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 10:30am

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Bear Out There Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681197456
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - June 4th, 2019

Bear and Spider are back in another charming odd-couple friendship story, perfect for fans of Peter Brown and Greg Pizzoli.

Bear's favorite place is inside. He loves sharing his tidy home with his friend Spider. Spider loves the outdoors!

When Spider's kite flies away, Bear must venture out and into the messy forest to help his friend.