Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman
  

Horrible Bear!

Written by Ame Dyckman
Illustrated by Zachariah OHora

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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This clever, funny story about anger and apology is anything but horrible! A little girl is furious when a bear breaks her kite – ‘Horrible Bear!’ she yells. Readers can see it was unintentional - the kite blew into the sleeping bear’s cave and he rolled on it. Bear is outraged by the unfairness of her response, and determines to get his own back, practising barging in and waking people up before stomping down the hill to give her a taste of her own medicine. Meanwhile the girl has broken her favourite toy, and suddenly realised accidents do happen. OHora packs the pictures with funny details to add to the humour of Dyckman’s story and together they show children how silly blind rages are, and how a simple apology can make things nicer. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman

From the creators of Wolfie the Bunny comes this tale of accidents, outbursts, manners…and the power of saying sorry.

Bear didn't mean to break the girl's kite, but she is upset and shouts 'HORRIBLE BEAR!'. But Bear doesn't think he is horrible. Until he decides to get his own back and has a really horrible idea. But before he can carry it out, the girl makes a mistake of her own. Maybe the Horrible Bear isn't so horrible after all?

Reviews

Highly recommended for picture book collections Lisa Lehmiller School Library Journal

The team that brought readers the adorable Wolfie the Bunny (2014) continues their success here... A charmingly loud and lighthearted friendship story. Kirkus

With wit and tenderness, Dyckman and OHora, the duo behind 2015's Wolfie the Bunny, introduce two creatures who are absolutely furious with each other... [they then] portray genuine forgiveness without a hint of moralizing. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Ame Dyckman always eats her carrots. (Especially her carrot cake.) She's the award-winning author of Boy + Bot and Tea Party Rules, and loves writing for children so she doesn't have to grow up. Ame lives in New Jersey with her family, pets, and hair-bow collection.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: To 5

Author

Ame Dyckman
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd November 2016

ISBN

9781783444816

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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