Late July Book
Annie and The Only One Problem Bear.
Jayne Kaplan. 2009.
Illustrations by Betty Kaplan. Cover design by Karina Klesko.
For purchasing information email Betty at
This book will be available for purchase from Amazon.com
While the author
Jayne was visiting friends in Anchorage Alaska, the family's
eight year old daughter complained about taking a trip to see
the city sights. To coax the little girl, Jayne offered to tell
a story during the trip. At the very first corner, "Annie," the
heroine of our story said "Auntie Jayne, I Want my story now,
The story of Annie and the Only One Problem Bear
developed over the course of the tour of Anchorage. Since the
reception by the children and the adults in the car was
enthusiastic, Jayne decided to write down the tale. Later she
asked her mother Betty to do the illustrations.
Annie and The Only One Problem Bear is a delightful tale
designed to appeal to a child's sense of humor and whimsy. While
entertaining, it is also educational, teaching children
that when a problem arises, it can be solved and that the
solution can come from THEM!
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