Norton and the Borrowing Bear by Gabriel Evans.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a friend living right next door to you?  Well, as Norton discovers, it can certainly pose some challenges when that friend wants to borrow all of your favourite things.

A companion title to the shortlisted CBCA Picture Book of the Year, Norton and the Bear. The illustrations were made using watercolour, gouache and pencil. Released 29 September 2021.


Books + Publishing
“Gabriel Evans is fast becoming one of the most consistently delightful Australian picture book creators of recent years.
With each release he adds to his oeuvre with such apparent ease, you wonder if he hasn’t been making picture books for his entire life.
Norton and the Borrowing Bear is yet another example of the writer and artist’s superb work.”

Good Reading Magazine
★★★★★
“If you haven’t met Norton and his friend Bear, then now is the time to do so.
Gabriel Evans tells this touching story so simply and honestly and, as always, his beautiful and unique illustrations will touch all children’s hearts and ours.”

ReadPlus
Highly recommended.
“Younger readers will love hearing this story read aloud and looking at the detailed illustrations. A perfect addition to any home, school or public library.”

Magpie Magazine
“This enchanting story is a fabulous tale of learning to set boundaries in friendship and must-have for the early childhood collection.”


Publisher: Berbay Books
ISBN: 9780645069655
Format: Hardback
Australian RRP: $25.99