Something's Wrong!: A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear

Category: Book
By (author): John, Jory
Illustrated By: Kraan, Erin
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears
  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Published: March 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 11.00in x 8.50in
Our Price:
$ 25.99
Availability:
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A hilarious picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jory John, paired with new illustrator Erin Kraan, about a bear whose friends help him make it through a bad day!

Jeff the bear has definitely forgotten something. He ate his breakfast, he watered his plant, he combed his fur…what could it be? Why does he feel so oddly off? So he asks his friend Anders the rabbit what could possibly be wrong. It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that he's wearing underwear…over his fur...could it?

Something's Wrong! is another read-out-loud, laugh-out-loud picture book from bestselling and beloved author Jory John, about that horrible nagging feeling that it just might not be your day-but you know you have a friend to support you no matter what.

Review Quote*

"The underpinnings of this charming picture book are already strong (underwear is inherently funny), and the babbling small talk Jeff engages in while trying to figure out what's wrong adds a lot to the increasingly silly situation ('Am I right or am I right? I think I'm right'). John's text perfectly pitches the jokes to a strong conclusion at just the right pace while Kraan's energetic illustrations, with hardly a straight line in the entire book, add to the sense of ultimately harmless cringe. The book is also a clever primer on handling embarrassment and how it can sometimes be dealt with by simply changing the perspective of what's happening. . .This underwear affair is wise, witty, and just brief enough." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A tribute to friendship. . .Anders's confiding reassurances and quick thinking make all-dialogue text by John a gift for the readaloud set. He's capably abetted by debut illustrator Kraan, whose textural earth-toned vignettes are gems of comic panic, dismay, and redemption." -Publishers Weekly

Biographical Note

Jory John is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of books for both children and adults. His work includes the New York Times–bestselling picture books The Good Egg and The Bad Seed; the award-winning Goodnight Already! series; the popular picture books Probably a Unicorn, Penguin Problems and Giraffe Problems; and the New York Times–bestselling The Terrible Two series. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Erin Kraan is a children's book illustrator, woodcutter, and printmaker. She loves the process of carving her characters into wood and seeing how their quirky and whimsical identities come to life through the ink in the prints. You can often find her doodling while drinking coffee and wearing cozy socks that are usually inside out or backwards. Something's Wrong! is her debut picture book. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.