A Dog Called Bear by Diane Fox
  

A Dog Called Bear

Written by Diane Fox
Illustrated by Christyan Fox

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   

RRP £6.99

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This quirky picture book introduces two lively, original characters that children will relate to very easily and it has a useful and important message about friends, and getting along with other people too. Lucy has always wanted a dog and, equipped with guide book sets off to find one. She returns with Bear who settles in very happily, even though the basket is a bit small. They get along fine until Bear’s hibernation brings various niggles to the fore – being a dog owner isn’t easy, but then neither is being a pet. Readers young and old alike will find lots to laugh at in the characters and their situation, and be delighted by the happy resolution to the story. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

A Dog Called Bear by Diane Fox

“Hello, my name is Lucy and I’m looking for a dog. I have a very nice basket at home, and if I had a dog I would love him and care for him and take him for walks every day.”

At first they get on very well, but eventually the strain starts to show – Lucy hates the bowls of porridge everywhere, and Bear can’t stand the fact that every time he brings a ball back, Lucy throws it away again! Will they ever work it out?

A charming story of friendship and compromise, A Dog Called Bear will be loved by children who have always secretly wanted a dog, or even a bear….Another classic from this husband-and-wife team, told with simplicity and portrayed through appealing characters, illustrated with style and confidence.

About the Author

Diane and Christyan Fox together have created over 40 children's books in the past 26 years; Christyan has also illustrated another 37, by various authors. They studied graphic design together at Middlesex University, and pursued individual careers before discovering how well they worked together. They live just outside London, and have three children.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Diane Fox
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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Publication date

4th August 2016

ISBN

9780571329441

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