Katja Gehrmann’s Town Bear has been announced as the winner of this year’s Children’s Book Prize NRW, which is awarded to books which arouse a fondness of reading in the youngest readers and thus contribute to cultural education and learning.
When the bear wakes up one day, the forest seems strangely empty to him. Where are the other animals? “They’ve all moved into town”, explains the hawk. “There are heated caves, delicious food and, above all, no hunters!” The bear likes the sound of this and he sets off to roam the streets in town….