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.
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.
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.
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)
Praise for 'Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo!'
'[One of] the best books to deal with your child's pre-school nerves The Telegraph
Praise for 'Alice in Wonderland':
This is a real Alice for the present day, but nonetheless one it is easy to image living the extraordinary adventure Lewis Carroll wrote for her. Quentin Blake
Praise for 'Melrose and Croc':
'Full of bright detail, this is a picture book young readers could well dream about as being the next best thing to entering its pages.' The Independent
Publication date: 26/02/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||25th September 2014|
|Author:||Emma Chichester Clark|
|Illustrator:||Emma Chichester Clark|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets. In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating ...More About Emma Chichester Clark