Bartholomew the bear has lots to learn about playing nicely with his new pet in this charming picture book about toddlerhood.
When George gives Bartholomew a little black kitten, he tells him to be gentle with her. "Nah," says Bartholomew. He wants to play. But the kitten is very small and Bartholomew's games are very boisterous. This lively story about playing nicely will be enjoyed by very young children.
Virginia Miller's first children's book, Squeak-a-lot (9780744530476) written by Martin Waddell, was runner-up for the 1991 Mother Goose Award. She has since illustrated Sailor Bear (9781844288106), Small Bear Lost, Kate's Giants and Say Please! and several other stories about the bears Bartholomew and George, as well as a novelty book, Where Is Little Black Kitten? (9780744588286) She lives in Bradford-on-Avon.