Stories Aloud
Publication date: 06 Sep 2018
ISBN: 9781788000765
Size: 250 x 290 mm
Length: 32 pages

The Boy and the Bear


When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has found the best friend he’s been longing for – at last! But Bear isn’t quite the playmate the boy had imagined. If only he knew how to play games properly! But when Bear starts to build a treehouse, the boy is intrigued and a magical summer begins. As autumn passes and the first winter snowflakes start to fall, the boy is left alone, and only then does he truly realise what he has lost . . . Until at last spring comes again and the friends are joyfully reunited with a very special hug!

Stories Aloud

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“A perfect story for enjoying on a frosty winter’s day to warm up with the enduring power of love and friendship.”

“Playful yet tender.”

“A gorgeous read.”

“A gorgeous book all about friendship through the seasons.”

“Another beautifully illustrated book about an unlikely friendship.”

“This is a typical yet touching story about the power of friendship, even through the seasons and across species; viewers will smile at the final image of the boy and Bear embracing after spending the winter apart.”

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