Bears Don't Read!
Written by Emma Chichester Clark
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark
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One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month George is sure there is more to life than fishing and chatting which is what the other bears do. When he finds a book he soon realises that it contains something very special. But how can he find out what? All George wants is someone to teach him how to read but who will ever help a bear to do that? Luckily, just as he is about to be arrested by the local police force, Clementine steps in and takes charge. Soon clever George is a reader after all.
The Good Book Guide Review. George is different from other bears. He thinks there is more to life than fishing and chatting. One day he finds a book, and decides to go to town in order to find someone to teach him to read. This is a charming story about a bear who thinks deeply about things. The gentle text is accompanied by Emma Chichester Clark’s delightful and distinctive illustrations. (Ages 3-7)
~ Fiona Lafferty
Kids love to read and share books from an early age and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of the younger members of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
- Eleanor, age 2 and Mummy - 'Bright and colourful with lots to look at and talk about on every page...It kept her captivated from start to finish.' Read full review >
- Tracey Stanley & Finley Mcmaster, age 3 - 'can not help being impressed with the beautiful illustrations and the detail in the drawings...A story that shows the joy of reading.' Read full review >
- Aoife Harrison, age 5 - 'I really liked the bits when the guards came and I liked the pictures most. It was a funny book. I would really like to read more of them.' Read full review >
- Evie Meredith, age 5 - 'Fantastic, funny read! We loved it!' Read full review >
- Emma Johnson, age 4 - 'I loved this book! I really liked the bit where the police surrounded the bear and the pictures are great.' Read full review >
- Emma’s mum - 'This was a lovely book to share...The illustrations are beautiful and make the story come to life.' Read full review >
- James McNichol, age 4 - 'On the surface Bears Don’t Read! is a story about George who wants to learn how to read, but look a little deeper and it is so much more.' Read full review >
Bears Don't Read! by Emma Chichester Clark
That's just silly! said his sister. Bears don't read! George isn't happy doing the usual bear things like chatting and fishing. But what else is there? Then one day, he finds a book beneath a tree and knows...More than anything he wants to learn to read! But, arriving in town, George soon discovers that it's not easy to be a bear at school! If only he could find someone to teach him the alphabet and change his life forever...Perhaps a little girl called Clementine can help?
An exquisite feel-good story of determination and friendship - sure to encourage a lifelong love of books.
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About the Author
Interest Age: From 3 To 5
Emma Chichester Clark
More books by Emma Chichester Clark
HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
25th September 2014
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