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Tuesday 19 May 2015

Review: The Hide-and-Scare Bear

Bear isn't the nicest animal in the woods. He's rude, he picks his nose, he gobbles his food and, worst of all, he enjoys scaring all the other animals. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to play with him.

Eventually the other animals have simply had enough. They call a meeting to decide how they're going to deal with the naughty bear. They're angry. They're upset. But nobody is brave enough to volunteer to speak to Bear … until Rabbit steps forward.

Rabbit's proposal for dealing with Bear comes as rather a surprise to the rest of the wood's residents. Instead of getting tough, Rabbit wants to try kindness.

KINDNESS?? That won't work! Or will it?

Written in flawless rhyming verse that younger kids will love listening to, this is a gorgeous story about learning to 'play nice'. It's the perfect book to read with young kids who are working out those all-important social skills, and it might also come in handy for parents and teachers encountering the odd bit of challenging behaviour from little ones in their care!

Title: The Hide-and-Scare Bear
Author/Illustrator: Ivan Bates
Publisher: Koala Books, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: April 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781742761480
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book