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Category: Book
By (author): Lichtenheld, Tom
Illustrated By: Rowan-Zoch, Julie
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  JUVENILE FICTION / Toys, Dolls & Puppets
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 10.00in x 10.00in x 0.38in
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From The Publisher*A beloved teddy canbear it no longer and plots his escape from his owner's sufocating affections in this laugh-out-loud picture book fromNew York Times best-selling creator ofGoodnight, Goodnight Construction Site andSteam Train Dream Trainfame, Tom Lichtenheld.

Louis the bear has had enough.

From day one, life has been one indignity after another. If he's not being used as a hankie, he's being hung out to dry-literally. (No one likes clothespins used on their ears!) This teddy is sneaking away just as soon as he can. Then again, no use running off in the rain . . .or during a show-and-tell routine. Maybe Louis has something to lose, after all. 

This fresh and funny take on a teddy bear come to life is a salty and sweet, grumpy and tender, sly tribute to the ties that bind. 

From The Publisher*A beloved teddy can bear it no longer and plots his escape from his owner's sufocating affections in this laugh-out-loud picture book from New York Times best-selling creator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Steam Train Dream Train fame, Tom Lichtenheld.
Review Quote*★ "Like a faithful teddy, sure to become a favorite for many readers."-Kirkus, STARRED review

"Rowan-Zoch's colorful and expressive illustrations complement Lichtenheld's silly story and truly bring Louis the grumpy bear to life.... Perfect for read-alouds or one-on-one sharing, this is a laugh-out-loud spin on a would-be runaway's best-laid plans."-School Library Journal

Biographical NoteTom Lichtenheldmakes books for children and people who used to be children. He's been fortunate to work with many talented writers, editors, and publishers who've helped him enjoy the best job in the whole wide world. Visit him at and on Instagram and Twitter @tlichtenheld.

Author, illustrator, bookseller, and activist:Julie Rowan-Zochgrew up collecting freckles and chasing hermit crabs in NY, and spent years slicing rich breads in Germany before waking up to 300 days of blue Colorado skies. If she doesn't answer the door, look in the garden! Visit her at .. and on Twitter @JulieRowanZoch and Instagram @jrzoch.