To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Old Bear and friends, Jane Hissey has created an entirely new adventure featuring the beloved characters, filled with the charm and beautiful illustrations for which she is acclaimed. The toys are getting things ready for Old Bear’s birthday party, helped by their new friend, Elsie the elephant, who plans on giving him a painted umbrella as a gift. When they head into the garden, Elsie and her umbrella are blown away by a gust of wind and must be rescued!
Since studying illustration and design in Brighton, Jane has written and illustrated over 20 picture books. Her 'Old Bear' series of books won worldwide acclaim and featured in a BAFTA award winning TV series. Jane has three grown up children and lives in Sussex, with her husband Ivan, who is also an illustrator.