Bears (particularly black bears) by nature are elusive and difficult to see in the wild; yet they are immensely popular, perhaps because they are surprisingly human-looking, though their dense fur and seemingly clumsy gait often lead them to be compared with shaggy, bumbling clowns. Well, the bears in this little gift book have had enough. They're here to set the record straight. 72 colour photos capture bears just doing their thing and being bears; and short, pithy phrases tell you just what these bears would say if they could only talk.
John McDonald is a Maine humorist who has performed all over New England and hosts a weekly radio broadcast of Maine stories on WGAN out of Portland. He has written several books about his home state of Maine, including A Moose and a Lobster Walk Into a Bar and Nothin' but Puffins. He lives in Portland.
Photographer Paul Cyr is a professional photographer from Presque Isle, Maine. Paul specializes in wildlife photography and has taken hundreds of photos of black bears. His work has appeared in Down East, Bangor Metro, and in several books and calendars.