Little Bear’s Grandad




Winner of the Prix Chronos, France

Federation of Children’s Book Groups Best Books of the Year, UK 








Little Tiger, UK

Koala, Australia

Librarie Gründ, France

Mijade, France

Sandviks, Norway

Sandviks, Sweden

Go’boken, Norway

Go’boken, Sweden

Thorup, Denmark

Mäkela, Finland

Oz Verlag, Germany

Ucila, Slovenia

Joongang, Korea

Joongang, Korea (cassette in English)

Seac, Spain

Psichogios, Greece

Tiger Tales, USA

Froebel-Kan, Japan

Joengbloed, Holland

Foreign Language Press, China

Quality Books, UK


There was nothing Little Bear liked better than visiting his grandad every Friday. They had tea together, and then climbed up into the tree house in the garden to look out at the big wide world. Grandad told Little Bear stories of when he was young. But one day, Grandad was taken to hospital. He was too weak to tell Little Bear a story, so Little Bear told him one instead and, afterwards, Grandad fell into the deepest of sleeps. Nigel Gray’s gentle text and Vanessa Cabban’s poignant illustrations tackle with great sensitivity the subject of death in the family.


A charming story. A touching tale tackled very sensitively. The story may well bring a tear to even the most adult eyes. Youth in Mind


A thoughtfully written text. A profoundly moving book. Books for Kids


A sensitive, gentle story. School Librarian


I am in tears every time I read it. Daily Telegraph