Get to know Will Hillenbrand, author of Share, Big Bear, Share


Will Hillenbrand Will Hillenbrand has written and/or illustrated more than 60 books for young readers including Down by the BarnMother Goose Picture Puzzles and the Bear and Mole series. His latest book is Share, Big Bear, Share with Maureen Wright.

Share, Big Bear, Share! is the third book in the Big Bear series, which features a loveable Big Bear whose strong will gets him into some pretty funny pickles. This time around, Big Bear has a bucket of berries that all his forest friends would love to share, but he doesn’t notice as he digs into his snack. When the old oak tree says, “Share, Big Bear, share,” he thinks the tree has said, “Hair, Big Bear, hair!” The scene plays out over and over again as Big Bear keeps misunderstanding the old oak tree’s message until things finally get sorted out.

As part of the launch of Share, Big Bear, Share, Will created this fantastic video for Cracking the Cover. In it, he answers questions about how Big Bear evolved and the direction he received as an artist.

For more Information about Will Hillenbrand’s books, selected readings, art process videos and activity ideas visit Connect with Will at
Check out the book trailer:

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About Author

Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

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