Bear & Hare Go Fishing

Illustrated by Emily Gravett
(Part of Bear & Hare)
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About The Book

Two adorable animal pals embark on a quietly humorous adventure of fishing and friendship in this start to a new picture book series from Emily Gravett.

Friends Bear and Hare are going fishing. While Hare is putting together a picnic, Bear enthusiastically fishes…a hat. Then…a roller skate. Will Bear ever hook an actual fish? Maybe a little help from Hare can turn things around.

Told and illustrated with Emily Gravett’s characteristic flair, this picture book for young readers is the perfect companion to friends of all sorts.

About The Author

Photo Credit: Mark Hawdon

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of Matilda’s CatAgain!Wolf Won’t Bite!Blue ChameleonThe Odd EggThe Rabbit ProblemDogsSpellsLittle Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Little Mouse’s Big Book of BeastsMonkey and Me, Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 2015)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481422895
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD20L

Raves and Reviews

"Still the brightest illustrator of the bunch, Gravett delights as always."


"This simple but engaging story is perfect for sharing."

– Parents In Touch

"This is another truly delightful picture book from an inventive and talented illustrator."

– The School Librarian

"Such a simple story but there is anticipation on every page. The fun is also in the illustrations - the expressions on bear and hare's faces tell the story too."

– The Guardian

"This is a lovely first book for enjoying together with a simple story and lovely pictures to go with it."


"Full of warmth and humour, and starring two lovable and quirky new characters, this endearing illustrated story from the twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal is sure to delight children and parents alike."

– Lancashire Evening Post

"I can safely say that I have never been disappointed when reading an Emily Gravett book... Emily Gravett has done it again - she's created another favourite picture book to add to my collection and treasure forever."


"Funny and quick, with excellent art."

– Kirkus Reviews

Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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