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
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?
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Publication date: 28/01/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||27th August 2015|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
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,More About Rob Biddulph
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