Beautifully illustrated: calm, a little fuzzy, and snuggly. The story, of Hoot, who lives on top of the cupboard but only wakes up at night, is mildly charming. Little Bear and the rest are at first alarmed by her mysterious sounds, but they eventually become friends. The idea of toys having their own lives at night is always pleasant. The illustrations are equally if not more important than the text. A good story for bedtime.
Recognized in both publishing and TV, Jane Hissey is best known for her children’s book series Old Bear & Friends. First published in 1986, it later became the inspiration for BAFTA award winning TV series Old Bear Stories.
As a child growing up in Norfolk, Jane developed a love for writing and drawing. Her holidays were spent wandering fields and lanes, conjuring up fantastical worlds with pen