Reader Reviewed Little Adventurers: What Bear? Where? by Philip Ardagh

Little Adventurers: What Bear? Where?

Written by Philip Ardagh
Illustrated by Elissa Elwick

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series, the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious explorers everywhere.

Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Leafy the Pet Leaf. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Robyn Chorley, age 7 - 'We loved this book, it was a great read, funny with lovely characters.'
  • James McNichol, age 6 - 'A cute book about how much fun you can have when you use your imagination.'
  • Reba & Amatullah Khatun, age 6 - 'A great story about making do and not letting disappointments spoil your day. This looks like a promising series with fun animal (and leaf) facts included in this book.'
  • George Haine, age 4 - 'This is a happy book and it made me smile - just like Leafy.  I would like to read more Little Adventurers stories.'


Little Adventurers: What Bear? Where? by Philip Ardagh

If you're brave, helpful, honest, good to your planet and kind to animals (even ones that don't do much ... like boring worms) then you, too, can be a Little Adventurer.From the award-winning Philip Ardagh, and rising illustration talent Elissa Elwick, comes the second instalment in a brand-new picture book series! Meet the Little Adventurers - Finnegan, Sprat, Floss and Peanut. Each week they meet in their top-secret shed HQ, ready to share their fun with you! This week, their mission is to spot animals - creepy-crawly, furry or fishy! But animal-spotting day is not without its challenges for such an imaginative troop of friends... Even with Sprat's homemade binoculars on-hand, hosepipes can be mistaken for snakes, dad's broom for a prickly hedgehog, and - eek! - can that really be a grizzly bear lurking behind that bush?


Praise for Leafy the Pet Leaf;

This cheery group of Little Adventurers will charm young readers with the fun they are having with their pets [...] the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious adventurers everywhere. Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading

With its green message, animal facts and activity ideas for playing outside it will inspire the imagination and creativity. This eclectic mix of characters will have wide appeal and after reading kids can have fun making their own pet leaf. South Wales Evening Post

This big, square book is full of life and colour and the story about an unusual 'pet's imaginations. [...] The spreads are well designed with print of different sizes, speech bubbles and notices to add interest an all these things give a dynamic feel to the pages. The School Librarian

About the Author

Philip Ardagh

Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author Philip Ardagh is the author of The Grunts. He is probably best known for his Grubtown Tales, but he is author of over 100 books. He is a ‘regular irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for The Guardian, and is currently developing a series for television. Philip Ardagh is two metres tall with a ridiculously big, bushy beard and size sixteen feet, making him an instantly recognisable figure at literary festivals around the world. He lives in a seaside town in Kent with his wife and two cats.

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Book Info


40 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 7 years


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Author's Website


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th September 2017




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