One small bear learns there's more to life than sun, sea and honey. Oscar and Parker live together much like any other boy and bear, until one day Oscar's rowdy games get too much for Parker and he sets off alone for a break at the Bear Hotel. But as he chats to the other bears Parker begins to realise that his life isn't so bad after all, and he misses his friend. If only he could get back home to Oscar! All the warmth and reassurance of a classic story, with a light, humorous touch to appeal to a modern audience.
Suzanne Diederen is quickly developing an international reputation with the charm and simplicity of her acrylic paint and pencil illustrations. Her books have been translated into seven languages, and several exhibitions of her work have been held in her native Holland. Suzanne is a graduate of the Academy of Arts in Maastricht. This is her second picture book for Macmillan, and follows the warmly received LUCKY DUCK, written by Jonathan Shipton (0 333 98671 7).