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Wednesday 14 March 2018

Review: A Bear is a Bear (Except When He's Not)

In this funny, rhyming picture book by Karl Newson and Anuska Allepuz, poor Bear is having an identity crisis.

He’s actually forgotten he’s a bear, so he tries being other animals to see if he can figure out what he’s meant to be. 

A bird, a moose, a fox, a squirrel — poor Bear is none of these. 

He retreats to a cave for a little (or big) nap, and in doing so discovers exactly what he is.

A Bear is a Bear (Except When He’s Not) is a fun and funny story kids will love. 

With lots of repetition and fun rhyme throughout, it’s a great book for reading to a large audience, with lots of opportunity for interaction.

A bear is a bear, except when he’s not… 

What would he be, if a bear forgot?

With colourful and funky illustrations, a simple storyline, rhyme, repetition and loads of silliness, kids aged three to six will adore this one.

Title: A Bear is a Bear (Except When He’s Not)
Author: Karl Newson
Illustrator: Anuska Allepuz
Publisher: Nosy Crow, $24.99
Publication Date: 21 February 2018
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781788000987
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book