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Monday, 5 June 2017

Review: Nothing Can Frighten A Bear


One night a loud roar frightens awake Baby Bear, who lives with his Mum and Dad, sister Grace and brother Ben.

What could it be, roaring in the night? A monster, or something else?

'Nothing can frighten a bear', says Daddy Bear, so all the bears all go hunting for the source of the roaring.

They encounter a deer, frog, and crow, and each time they meet a new creature, Daddy Bear's refrain of 'nothing can frighten a bear' reminds Baby Bear that he shouldn't be scared.

But sometimes even Daddy Bear can be scared, like when they discover shadows that look like a monster. But of course shadows are usually made from something, or someone, much friendler.

Middle-of-the-night exploration can be tiring, so when the bears head home to bed, they quickly fall asleep again, until a loud, growling noise wakes them. This time the other bears know just who is making the noise - and you'll have to read the book yourself to find out what it is!

Nothing Can Frighten A Bear is a delightful story with rhyming text, repeated phrases and lots of opportunity for interactive storytelling.

With its friendly bears and a familiar situation, it should be a great antidote for children afraid of sleeping.

Title: Nothing Can Frighten A Bear
Author: Elizabeth Gale
Illustrator: Paula Metcalfe
Publisher: Nosy Crow, $ 24.99
Publication Date: 2016
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780857636461
For ages: 3-6 years
Type: Picture book


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