Friday, July 6, 2012

Meet Thomas Weck, Peter Weck, and Len DiSalvo, Creators of the Lima Bear Series

The Lima Bear series of books is an award-winning series that has become a favorite in my classroom. Meet the father-son author team of Thomas and Peter Weck, as well as illustrator Len DiSalvo.

Meet the Authors

Thomas Weck is a creative and captivating national award-winning author of children’s books. He has traveled extensively in the U.S. and in foreign countries including teaching children through the Peace Corps. With four children of his own and a passion for observing children’s behavior, he has distilled these  observations into stories that excite the imagination of young minds amidst peals of laughter and learning. The Megasaurus was the first title in the exciting Lima Bear Series, which was followed by How Back-Back Got His Name, The Cave Monster, and The Labyrinth. Watch for more.

Peter Weck grew up enjoying the wonderful stories his father told about Lima Bear and his friends. Now that he is the father of three young girls, he has teamed up with his father to capture these and other stories in print. Peter’s goal is to help children foster a love for creating, reading, and listening to stories. He currently serves on the board of the Menlo Park Library Foundation and is CEO of StoryJumper, a web-based company that enables anyone to create and illustrate children’s stories.

Meet the Illustrator

Len DiSalvo is an illustrator and animator for a wide range of print projects
and award-winning computer games. He currently teaches illustration and
animation at the Art Center Design College in Tucson, AZ.

About Lima Bear® Press

Lima Bear® Press has a very straightforward mission: to publish children’s stories that are engaging, imaginative, and humorous while each carries an important life message such as tolerance, honesty, courage, etc.

For children who are not yet readers, these stories are an easy read by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and family friends. Lima Bear® Press strives to make the stories entertaining and meaningful both to those who listen as well as to those who read them aloud.

For children who are readers, the authors crafted the stories, through both text and illustration, so that they are fun to read, while, at the same time, striving to introduce young minds to new expressions and new vocabulary in a way that is readily understood.

Lima Bear Press feels they will have achieved their mission when they help children who listen to and/or
read their books become eager readers throughout their lives.

In the Lima Bear stories, the basic characters appear and reappear. Each character has a distinct personality that shines through in every story.

Learn more at Their books are distributed to bookstores and libraries nationwide by Small Press United (from IPG). Or call 800-888-4741 for more information.

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