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Going On A Bear Hunt Released

"Boys who hunt bear, don't need shoes."

What does a fishing pole, bee keepers hat, a butterfly net, along with a jar of jelly beans, aka Louisiana black bear bait have in common?

It is the making of a great adventure!

After being inspired by young cousins, LaTonya Richardson wrote ‘Going On a Bear Hunt,’ was released February 28. A children’s picture book about the adventure of two city boys who find themselves bored in Lockhart, Louisiana. Uncle Eddie Ray takes Aiden and Austin on a bear hunt they will never forget.

"I love this story; the uncle is so clever that the boys don't realize the tricks he's pulled on them! This fun adventure will appeal to boys, uncles and anyone who's ever wanted to go on a bear hunt." - Pam Margolis, The Unconventional Librarian

‘Going On a Bear Hunt’ was illustrated by a University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff sophomore and art major, Matthew Fields.

When making plans for the project, Richardson, a University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff instructor, and alumni knew she wanted to use a UAPB student.

"I asked Danny Campbell, chairperson of the Art Department about a student, and without hesitation he said he had the perfect person. On Campbell's word, and after seeing only one sample of Field's work, we met. He brought my story and vision to life. I am more than pleased."

‘Going On a Bear Hunt,’ is available online at,, and wherever books are sold. For more information, author visits, or book signings in your neck of the woods email

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