The Other Day I Met a Bear adapted to print by John Feierabend, and strikingly Illustrated by Julia Love Miller is a picture book version of the classic echo song The Other Day I Met a Bear. It is a wonderfully fun component of John M. Feierabend's First Steps in Music series. Feierabend has taken the song from being a scary encounter between a human and a bear, and transformed it into a playful encounter between a fox and a bear. The illustrations enhance the playfulness of the encounter, and use different points of view to support the story.
The artwork was created on scratchboard, a white clay surface coated with black ink. Using a variety of sharp tools, the artist scratched through the black ink to reveal the white surface beneath, one hair at a time!
The lyrics and melody are printed at the back of the book, along with a link to download two free mp3 versions of the song.