On a high, high shelf in the toyshop sits a little brown bear with a bag of golden hearts. He longs for the day that his special child will come into the shop and take him home but, sadly, that day never comes and so the shopkeeper gives him away free with another toy. Discarded in the gutter, the little brown bear begins his quest to find his perfect child. Will anyone love a little brown bear with golden hearts?
A heart-warming story about friendship and belonging, illustrated by the award-winning Paul Howard.
Gillian Shields was born and brought up in England, where she studied English and worked in a drama school for several years. She now looks after her family and teaches English and drama part-time, as well as writing for children. Her first book, Ben and Gran and the Whole, Wide, Wonderful World, was published by Macmillan in London. The Starlight Baby is Gillian's first book for Simon & Schuster.