by Ronnie Sellers
illustrated by Wendy Leach
A young girl wakes up one morning and is surprised to find a bear outside her house rummaging through her family’s rubbish can. She convinces her parents to allow her to keep the bear, whom she names Burt, provided that she can teach him good manners, a task that she undertakes with enthusiasm and completes successfully.
About the Artist
WENDY LEACH was born in the heartland of the United States and has very stubbornly stayed put. She currently lives in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. She loves that she is ten minutes from her favorite Caravaggio painting and five minutes away from a walk in the creek with her family. Her favorite subjects to draw include cute kids and their pets, city landscapes, and lush garden spaces. She is a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.