Leah Gilbert

May 13 @ 6 PM

Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St, Downers Grove

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event with author Leah Gilbert, to celebrate the release of No Bear Anywhere, on Monday, May 13th at 6pm in our Downers Grove store.

Event Format

  • Author Presentation, Audience Q&A
  • Signing & Photo Line

Pre-registration is required for this event because space is limited.




More about No Bear Anywhere:  

A young boy learns to cope with disappointment and embrace the unexpected in this infectiously charming, beautifully illustrated picture book.

When his family takes a walk on Bear Creek Trail, Bruin is determined to spot his favorite animal (a bear). Before too long, he notices something! It's a . . . pinecone! Not a bear, but that's okay. A few minutes later, Bruin stops again: He's seen a . . . flower! No bear anywhere, but there's still plenty of time. Eventually, they make it all the way to the . . . cave!

But when there is no bear anywhere in the cave, Bruin is as sad as could be. Can he turn his day around, even when there's no bear?
Or, wait a minute-was a bear there, after all?!

Leah Gilbert's gorgeous art shines in this playful and charming story about finding wonder and joy in the world around us, even when life takes unexpected turns.

About the Author: 
Leah Gilbert is an author and illustrator from Wisconsin. She previously spent ten years in Colorado, where she illustrated and designed cards and other gift products at a greeting card company. She is also the author of A Couch for Llama and The Perfect Plan. Leah lives with her husband, young son, and dog.