On a high, high shelf in the toyshop sits a little brown bear with a bag of golden hearts. He longs for the day that his special child will come into the shop and take him home but, sadly, that day never comes and so the shopkeeper gives him away free with another toy. Discarded in the gutter, the little brown bear begins his quest to find his perfect child. Will anyone love a little brown bear with golden hearts? A heart-warming story about friendship and belonging, illustrated by the award-winning Paul Howard.
Gillian Shields was born and brought up in Yorkshire, then read English at Cambridge. After further study she worked in a drama school for several years before moving to the Sussex countryside. She now looks after her family and teaches English and drama part-time, as well as writing for children. Paul Howard is a well-established illustrator with a history of successful picture books and has won numerous awards for his work. Paul lives in Belfast with his wife and three children.