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Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020
A fascinating guidebook to bears large and less large, this quirky book is packed with information but full of humour too. It introduces readers to the eight different species of bears living in the world, and there’s a section on each one, with a very useful illustrated panel showing ‘how they size up’. This is followed by pages on things all or most bears do, from eating and swimming (all) to hibernating (not all). There’s a mix of text and Katie Viggers’ characterful illustrations and alongside the facts, she has lots of fun – sloth bears for example, whose long, shaggy coats mean they often look untidy, are depicted at the bear hair salon. It’s comic but memorable too. Even if you didn’t love bears at the beginning of the book, you will by the end and either way you’ll have learned a great deal.
Discover the brilliant world of bears in this wonderful new book. Learn all about the eight different bears of the world, their likes, their homes and more. Who is the best climber and who is the fastest at catching fish?
Expertly rendered in Katie Viggers' trademark charming and humorous style, this book is the perfect introduction to bears around the world.
If you love bears, in all their wonderful shapes and sizes, then you'll love this beautiful new book by Katie Viggers. It's a non-fiction book with a lot of personality. -- Books for Topics
A Book of Bears really captured my children's imaginations and it's very, very well done. -- Let Them Be Small
|Publication date:||1st October 2018|
|Publisher:||Laurence King Publishing|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 1|
|Topics:||The Natural World, General Non-Fiction|
Katie Viggers is a London-based illustrator and the founder of Eightbear, a company that produces an original and witty range of animal books and prints to appeal to kids and adults alike.More About Katie Viggers