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The Most-Loved Bear

Written by Sam McBratney

Illustrated by Sam Usher

Adventure Stories Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on The Most-Loved Bear

A small bear goes on a big adventure when he is left behind on a train one day in the charming tale of The Most-Loved Bear. This story, which spans the lifetime of little Mary Rose, is one of Sam McBratney's personal favourites. Based on a real-life teddy bear which has been owned by Sam’s wife Maralyn since the 1940s, the story of The Most Loved Bear is sure to steal your heart this winter.


The Most-Loved Bear Synopsis

Growly Bear and Mary Rose do everything together. Until, one day, Growly Bear is left behind on a train…

He's sure that Mary Rose will come back for him. However, as the days turn to weeks and the weeks turn to months, Growly Bear's fur gets worn, his eye comes loose and his growl starts to fade. Will Growly Bear ever find his way back to Mary Rose? Or will this be the start of his biggest adventure yet?

Beautiful illustrations from talented illustrator Sam Usher bring to life to this brand new edition of a little-known story by the best-selling author of Guess How Much I Love You, Sam McBratney. In quiet, simple sentences with their own melody and metre, the tale of The Most-Loved Bear introduces children to the idea of time and the changes that it brings – which will appeal to many grandparents! With themes of family, friendship and feeling thankful for what you have, this is sure to become a favourite with families, perfect for sharing together in the run-up to Christmas.

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ISBN: 9781509854295
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509854295
Publication date: 4th October 2018
Author: Sam McBratney
Illustrator: Sam Usher
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, General Fiction

About Sam McBratney

Sam McBratney (1 March 1943 – 18 September 2020) won many awards for his children’s books and is best known as the author of the multi-million selling Guess How Much I Love You which was shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award, and is now one of the world’s bestselling picture books.  As a child In his own words, Sam McBratney spent his postwar childhood “in short trousers and Fair Isle jumpers.” He remembers studying for his 11-plus exam, before going to grammar school, and then on to study History and Political Science at Trinity College ...

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