Oh, Bear


Bear’s kite gets stuck in a tree and rips, but Bird shows him that beauty can come from broken things.


A simple, sweet story about Bear, who receives a bright yellow kite for his birthday and flies it until . . . it gets stuck in a tree and rips. Oh, Bear. Lucky for Bear, Bird is busy building a nest and flies his broken kite home, where an even better surprise awaits him.

A charming picture book about nature, renewal, and friendship—the best gift of all—that features universal themes of true gifts, repurposing, and caring for the environment.

Shortlisted for the Communication Arts Design Competition, 2019

SKU: 978-1-944903-59-6 Category:

Author's Bio

Melissa Nelson Greenberg is an award-winning children’s book designer and art director. This is her debut children’s book. She lives with her family in Northern California.

Ruth Hengeveld is an illustrator and fine artist who lives in the Netherlands.


“A gorgeous picture book that imparts its message of kindness and renewal with precise words and delicate illustrations.”—School Library Journal

Additional information

Dimensions 12 × 8 in
Written By

Melissa Nelson Greenberg

Illustrations By

Ruth Hengeveld

Number of Pages

Hardcover, 32

Published On

March 19, 2019


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