Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Bear Report by Thyra Heder (Abrams Young Readers)
Charlotte will attest to the fact that sometimes, writing a school report for homework can be a major annoyance. You've got to come up with something that describes the subject, you've got to engage with it, and bleughhhhh it's just getting in the way of playing.
But what if "The Bear Report" could completely change your mind about being inspired, and the magic that happens when you start to look into a subject and research it? That's the idea behind Thyra Heder's utterly glorious book all about one of our favourite animals, the Polar Bear.
Sophie really doesn't want to do her classroom report on polar bears. After all they're mean, they're big and they eat things - what else is there to say about them?
|He's right, they're not all mean (but we don't think you should try and cuddle them!)|
|Our favourite page spread in the entire book, the fabulous Aurora Borealis!|
Thyra's gorgeous book really is a thing of beauty, as the bear gently shows Sophie tons of things to pack into her school report (we rather like the end result, as you'll see at the very end of the book).
A truly wonderful story that might just help your children learn a little more without feeling too much like a school thing!
Charlotte's favourite bit: Sophie's whale song. OOOOWEEEEEOOOOOAAAOOOO!
Daddy's favourite bit: A wonderful and surprisingly colourful book considering the subject matter, and one that's full of glorious insights into polar bear life as well as some truly stunning scenes.
(Kindly sent to us for review by Abrams Young Readers)
"The Bear Report"
Written and Illustrated by Thyra Heder
Published by Abrams Young Readers
Publication Date: 5th November 2015