Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency
Faber Children's Books
Publication date
September 6, 2018

Lily and the Polar Bears

Author and Illustrator: Jion Sheibani

One evening, Lily is playing on the beach. And who should float in, but LOTS of polar bears!

Lily is excited to welcome them home for dinner (of fish fingers and ice cream, of course) and to have them stay for a sleepover.

Lily has even more fun with the bears when they go swimming, ice skating, and visit the fun fair – and it soon turns out that polar bears are really quite good at a lot things, becoming polar bear postmen, opening ice cream parlours, and even becoming astronauts!

A very sweet and funny story from debut author/illustrator Jion Sheibani, which encourages children to be welcoming.

"A glorious picture book...packed with humour, teaching children that everyone deserves his place on earth." Bags of Books
"This picture book tells the tale of a group of stranded polar bears who are befriended by Lily at the beach, with an underlying message of acceptance [and] generosity... A book for children aged 3 to 7 years old and one that has the potential to help instil a deeper understanding of the many differing cultures that can make up our communities." Leanne Caune, Glam Adelaide
"This charming, funny, sweet picture book combines concerns about arctic erosion, animal conservation and immigration in a lovely story about polar bears. It’s an impressive debut from Sheibani, and sure to be a favourite with little ones that will love her illustration." BookTrust