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Bears Don’t Read

An exquisite new picture book from renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark, creator of Blue Kangaroo.

A magical story of friendship to power the imagination and encourage children (and bears!) towards a lifelong love of reading.

“That’s just silly!” said his sister. “Bears don’t read!”

George isn’t happy doing the usual bear things like chatting and fishing. But what else is there? Then one day, he finds a book beneath a tree and knows… More than anything he wants to learn to read!

But, arriving in town, George soon discovers that it’s not easy to be a bear at school! If only he could find someone to teach him the alphabet and change his life forever… Perhaps a little girl called Clementine can help?

A feel-good story of determination and friendship – sure to encourage a lifelong love of books.

Our Review Panel says...

This is a story that will resonate with anyone who has experienced the feeling that the learning journey seems impossible. When George the Bear finds a book, he picks it up and longs to learn how to read it. But others quickly tell George how silly he is because ‘bears don’t read’. George will need a great deal of determination, resilience and a little help from a kind friend in order to overcome all the obstacles on the path to success.

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