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I Have a Little Problem, Said the Bear

Illustrated by Silke Leffler
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

The bear has a problem. He asks everyone for help, but no one seems to have time to talk with him. What will it take to get someone to listen to him?

About The Author

Heinz Janisch was born in Güssing, Austria. He studied German and journalism in Vienna. He has worked for Austrian radio since 1982 and is editor of the series Menschenbilder [Human Images]. He has published countless books for children of all ages and has been awarded many prizes, including the Austrian Prize for Books for Children and Young Adults, and the Bologna Ragazzi Award. He has also been nominated for the German Prize for Children’s Literature. Heinz now lives in Vienna and in Burgenland, Austria.

About The Illustrator

Silke Leffler was born in 1970 in Vorarlberg and grew up in Holland, Austria, Germany, and Africa. After graduation she did a tailor’s apprenticeship and studied textile design. Since 1998 she has worked as an illustrator for stationery and children’s books. She lives with her family near Lake Constance.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (November 1, 2012)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735840942
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"A sweet Austrian import."

– Kirkus Reviews

"inviting and fun"

– Midwest Book Review

"The ending is hopeful and would be satisfying for children. This story is well told."

– Children's Literature

With wonderful collage illustrations and a story that conveys a meaningful message, this picture book will resonate with anyone who doesn’t have someone who will listen to them.

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