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Publication date: 03 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781788002042
Size: 290 x 250 mm
Length: 32 pages
Picture Books

The Best Kind of Bear


A humorous and heartfelt picture book by the brilliant Greg Gormley and David Barrow, with gentle messages of inclusion, friendship and the importance of being yourself!

When Nelly asks Bear what kind of bear he is, he isn’t entirely sure how to answer. So off he goes to find out . . . But none of the different bears he meets on his travels are like him. Grizzly bears don’t have funny stitches; polar bears don’t have washing labels attached to their bottoms; spectacled bears are simply not as soft and bouncy as him; and sunbears never wear smart bow-ties. So, disheartened, he returns to Nelly . . . only to discover EXACTLY what kind of bear he is after all – her own special bear!

Children aged 3-6 will love following Bear as he tries (and fails) to behave like all the other bears, before discovering that what he really is, is the best thing of all!

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“This sweet, heart-warming story about identity and friendship will demand repeat reads. Sure to become a future classic.”

– Baby Magazine

“This heartwarming tale can be enjoyed as a simple story or used to talk about identity, relationships, and belonging. Thoughtfully layered and simply sweet.”

Kirkus Reviews (US)

“This is a book to read and re-read over and over, perhaps with small children cuddled up with their very own special bears.”

– Red Reading Hub (blog)

“The story is sweet if a little protracted, and the sparish, bearish text makes for a gentle readaloud.”

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (US)

“The Best Kind of Bear is a heartwarming story about a little bear who longs to find out what kind of bear he is.”

Forts and Fairies (blog)

“Such a cute, enjoyable little story.”

Father Reading (blog)

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