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Horrible Bear!

Written by Ame Dyckman

Illustrated by Zachariah OHora

Early Years General Fiction

LoveReading View on Horrible Bear!

This clever, funny story about anger and apology is anything but horrible! A little girl is furious when a bear breaks her kite – ‘Horrible Bear!’ she yells. Readers can see it was unintentional - the kite blew into the sleeping bear’s cave and he rolled on it. Bear is outraged by the unfairness of her response, and determines to get his own back, practising barging in and waking people up before stomping down the hill to give her a taste of her own medicine. Meanwhile the girl has broken her favourite toy, and suddenly realised accidents do happen. OHora packs the pictures with funny details to add to the humour of Dyckman’s story and together they show children how silly blind rages are, and how a simple apology can make things nicer. ~ Andrea Reece


Horrible Bear! Synopsis

From the creators of Wolfie the Bunny comes this tale of accidents, outbursts, manners…and the power of saying sorry.

Bear didn't mean to break the girl's kite, but she is upset and shouts 'HORRIBLE BEAR!'. But Bear doesn't think he is horrible. Until he decides to get his own back and has a really horrible idea. But before he can carry it out, the girl makes a mistake of her own. Maybe the Horrible Bear isn't so horrible after all?

Horrible Bear! Press Reviews

Highly recommended for picture book collections  Lisa Lehmiller School Library Journal

The team that brought readers the adorable Wolfie the Bunny (2014) continues their success here... A charmingly loud and lighthearted friendship story. Kirkus

With wit and tenderness, Dyckman and OHora, the duo behind 2015's Wolfie the Bunny, introduce two creatures who are absolutely furious with each other... [they then] portray genuine forgiveness without a hint of moralizing. Publishers Weekly

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783445141
Publication date: 3rd November 2016
Author: Ame Dyckman
Illustrator: Zachariah OHora
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: General Fiction

About Ame Dyckman

Ame Dyckman always eats her carrots. (Especially her carrot cake.) She's the award-winning author of Boy + Bot and Tea Party Rules, and loves writing for children so she doesn't have to grow up. Ame lives in New Jersey with her family, pets, and hair-bow collection.

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