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A Very Curious Bear

Written by Tony Mitton

Illustrated by Paul Howard

A Very Curious Bear Synopsis

One bright morning, on a walk in the woods, Little Bear is filled with wonder...and questions! Why does the sun come and light up the day? Why does the wind rush around in the air? Why does the stream seem to gurgle and babble? Luckily, Big Bear has all the answers! A beautifully written portrayal of the tender moments shared between a daddy bear and his cub, from award-winning poet Tony Mitton and illustrated in atmospheric detail by the incredibly talented Paul Howard.

A Very Curious Bear Press Reviews

Rhyming couplets tell the story beautifully. * School Librarian * Because the poems and drawings are so fine, this story is a page-turner and a delight. * School Librarian * Find some novel rhyming answers here amidst delightful animal pictures. * Northern Echo * 'mesmerised children from the start as they sat captivated the whole way through the story' * Nursery Education Plus * Gives satisfying answers as to why the wind rushes and the moon shines ... Great for sharing * The Bookseller * This very clever book is likely to appeal to young children * The Bookbag * A lyrical text with wonderfully warm illustrations * Family Interest Magazine * A charming tale * Junior * A page-turner and a delight * School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846162466
Publication date: 6th August 2009
Author: Tony Mitton
Illustrator: Paul Howard
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Tony Mitton

Highly-respected poet Tony Mitton has written many titles for children, including the picture books illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees: Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!, Down by the Cool of the Pool, Spookyrumpus (winner of the Sheffield Book Prize, the Dundee Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award) and Jolly Olly Octopus amongst many others. In 2014 Tony won the prestigious CLPE Poetry Award for his retelling of Wayland. Tony spends his time writing, giving poetry performances and visiting primary schools. Tony lives in Cambridge. Paul Howard's illustrations have won acclaim from both the publishing industry and children worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including ...

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