Grrrrr!

Written by Rob Biddulph

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LoveReading View on Grrrrr!

One of our Books of the Year 2015 -Andrea Reeces's Pick of the Year 2015  Rob Biddulph’s prize-winning picture book Blown Away is near perfect, and his new book Grrrrr! is too! It’s the story of Fred, who is champion bear in the wood.  You name it, Fred excels at it – fish-catching, hula-hooping, human scaring – but he’s best known for his super Loud-Grrrr. All that training means that there’s not much time for friends, but Fred decides his trophies more than make up. He’s proved wrong when his Grrrrr goes missing and his friends come to the rescue, in a very surprising way! The rhyming text is a joy, the illustrations are full of visual jokes – watch those rabbits falling in love, spot the underpants on the deer’s antlers, notice how well Fred fits in with the forest’s trees – and every composition is fresh and effective. If this doesn’t win more awards I’ll eat Fred’s headband!  ~ Andrea Reece

 

Grrrrr! Synopsis

Each year, for as long as the forest has stood, A contest is held for the bears of the wood...And Fred is the champion. He's just that good. Fred is the Best Bear in the Wood - and he's got the medals to prove it. Being the best takes a lot of hard work, and time on your own, but Fred doesn't mind. Until a new bear moves to town, and Fred's champion GRRRRR goes missing...How will he ever win now? Or will Fred instead learn that some things are more important than winning?

Grrrrr! Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Sam and Jack (Emma), age 5 & 3, (Mum) - 'They thought the illustrations were hilarious and had great fun guessing what Boris had hidden up his jumper.'
  • Rob Anderson, age 5 - 'A highly entertaining, rhyming picture book. The illustrations are bright and bold and add to the humour of the story.'
  • Rachel and Abi Zinkin, age 5 & 8 - 'A fantastic book with a really great rhyme and adorable pictures of the different animals in the wood. We want to read it again and again.'
  • Alexander Reiff, age 3 - 'We loved Blown Away so had high expectations. We weren't disappointed.'
  • Emily Welbourn, age 4 - 'A wonderful story about how Fred the Bear lost his Grrrrr and found some friends. Funny, sweet and heart-warming.... look out for the rabbits who find love throughout the book!'

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007594139
Publication date: 28/01/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007594122
Publication date: 27/08/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007594122
Publication date: 27th August 2015
Author: Rob Biddulph
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Rob Biddulph

By day Rob Biddulph is the award-winning art director of the Observer Magazine. By night he makes up silly stories for his three daughters, and draws pictures to go with them. His first picture book, Blown Away, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2015, his second, GRRRR! was nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and just released is the wonderful Odd Dog Out. He lives with his wife and daughters in London,

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