Deborah Underwood grew up in Walla Walla, Washington. She is the author of many books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The Quiet Book.
When she’s not writing, you might find her singing in a chamber choir, playing a ukulele, walking around in Golden Gate Park, baking vegan cookies, or petting any dogs, cats, pigs, or turkeys that happen to be nearby.
"Open Bearnard's book for an alternative concept of bravery with humor, sweetness, and friendship at the core." —Kirkus Reviews on Bearnard's Book
"Readers will delight in spotting the classic bears that Bearnard studies rendered in books throughout the scenes. Saburi’s illustrations, sweet rounded figures in spring tones, soften Bearnard’s panic, gentling his worry-riddled journey to discover that, in stories as in life, “All you need to do is be yourself.”" —Publishers Weekly on Bearnard's Book