Author(s): Elizabeth Dale
Daddy Bear insists he's the scariest creature in the forest - didn't you know that nothing can frighten a bear? - but when there's a noise in the night, Baby Bear isn't convinced. The bears set out to make sure there aren't any monsters but, as they vanish one by one, it looks like Daddy Bear might not be so brave after all! This is a story full of comic surprises and gentle reassurance. After all, the things that go bump in the night are never as scary as you might think.
Elizabeth Dale always dreamed of being a writer but somehow got side-tracked into studying for a physics degree and doing a variety of far more boring jobs. When her children were born she returned to her dream and wrote short stories for magazines all over the world. But she enjoyed reading children's books to her daughters so much that, she decided to try writing them and found she loved it more than anything. Elizabeth loves travelling to beautiful places and seeking inspiration for her stories. Having seen what a wonderful life she leads, two of her daughters have grown up to be children's authors, too.Paula Metcalf has been writing and illustrating for a very long time. Her parents still own an early original illustrated poem, the short but pithy 'Pin In Tin' (age 4). She went on to study illustration at degree and MA level at the Cambridge School of Art. She is currently a visiting lecturer on the Children's Book Illustration MA there. In 2007 Paula was the first illustrator-in-residence at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, Bucks.