Friday, February 6, 2015
The Hide and Scare Bear by Ivan Bates (Templar Publishing)
In the leafy forest, a friendly group of animals live in harmony. One animal though isn't quite like the others. He's a big brash and loud bear who likes nothing better than playing his favourite game, Hide and Scare.
This bear is quite impolite too. Never a please or thank-you or excuse me. He's turning the animals into nervous wrecks so what can be done?
The animals have a huge meeting and decide that something must be done - but what? Bear is so much bigger than they are - but one rabbit comes up with a plan. She knows just how to solve this big hairy beary problem! Perhaps a big bear hug will help!
We love a moral tale that doesn't read like one, and we truly love any book that encourages children to follow Rabbit's lead in this story, be a bit nicer and make the world a better place (but hey, hide and scare still looks like a huge amount of fun!)
Charlotte's best bit: Charley's visit to the dentist. Rinse please!
Daddy's Favourite bit: Brilliant fun for tiddlers, beautifully illustrated and told
(Kindly sent to us for review by Templar Publishing)
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