Some very exciting proofs arrived in the office last week: proofs of the next two Bizzy Bear books by the incredibly talented Benji Davies – Zoo Ranger and Knight’s Castle. Bizzy Bear is off on two new adventures, and there’s lots to find and explore in every spread, with tabs and sliders for little fingers.
Here’s my favourite spread from Knight’s Castle (click to enlarge):
Ola and I particularly enjoy the knowing glances between Bizzy Bear and the damsel in distress… a burgeoning romance, perhaps?
And here’s a wonderful scene from Zoo Ranger:
I love the rather worried-looking expression of the rabbit whose glasses appear to have fallen into the penguin pool on the right hand page – thankfully, he gets them back by the final spread…
These books are absolutely PERFECT for toddlers – there’s so much wonderful detail, lots of visual humour, and a very gentle rhyme… and all on a pleasingly sturdy board.
Both books will be published in March next year – if you’re new to Bizzy Bear, you can find out about all of the existing books in the series here – or sign up for our monthly books newsletter and stay up-to-date with all of our new titles, here. There are also two fantastic Bizzy Bear apps for iPad and iPhone: Bizzy Bear on the Farm and Bizzy Bear Builds a House.