We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
This is a treasury of over 35 bedtime stories. You can meet the bears of Bearborough: Albert, Barney, Bertram, Cleo, Emmeline, Martha, Max, Mr Minim and many more. In this cuddly collection of sleepytime stories, youngsters build snow bears and try to find the end of a rainbow, a daddy bear stretches the truth with his tall tales, clumsy Cousin Carlotta hosts a grand ball, Barney and his mother face flyaway laundry, and Uncle Hugo builds an extraordinary invention. It includes an useful index of themes that makes it easy for you to select just the right story. These tales are the perfect length for bedtime reading, with accessible language and pretty pictures that will keep small children entertained as you read together at the end of a busy day. The little town of Bearborough is home to as fine a bunch of bears as you are likely to meet. There are baby bears and granny bears, opera-singing bears and even trampolining bears! In these exciting and amusing adventures, Barney sees a ghost, his father attempts to paint a masterpiece, Bertram clears out his books - much to the delight of bookworm Barney - and Mr Minim gets unexpected help winding up the Town Hall Clock. Children and parents alike will enjoy reading about the troubles and triumphs of this town of teddy bears.
Drawing on Michael Morpurgo's own childhood experience of first seeing his real father on television, My Father Is a Polar Bear tells the story of two young brothers rediscovering their birth father in the most unlikely of places - and in an entirely unexpected guise! A warm and delightful tale of family bonds and love told by a master storyteller and beautifully illustrated by a talented new artist.
I have been asked a great many times in the last dozen years if I would not write an "East-side novel," and I have sometimes had much difficulty in convincing the publishers that I meant it when I said I would not. Yet the reason is plain: I cannot. I wish I could. There are some facts one can bring home much more easily than otherwise by wrapping them in fiction. But I never could invent even a small part of a plot. The story has to come to me complete before I can tell it. The stories printed in this volume came to me in the course of my work as police reporter for nearly a quarter of a century, and were printed in my paper, the Evening Sun. Some of them I published in the Century Magazine, the Churchman, and other periodicals, and they were embodied in an earlier collection under the title, "Out of Mulberry Street." Occasionally, I have used the freedom of the writer by stringing facts together to suit my own fancy. But none of the stories are invented. Nine out of ten of them are just as they came to me fresh from the life of the people, faithfully to portray which should, after all, be the aim of all fiction, as it must be its sufficient reward.
Join Bear as he tries out different forms of transport in this rhythmic, rhyming story. Travel the world with Bear by raft, rocket ship, boat, bike and more! Bilingual English/French edition. AGES: 6-8 AUTHOR: Award-winning author Stella Blackstone has written many of Barefoot's bestselling titles, including the Bear series, the Cleo the Cat series and My Granny Went to Market. Stella lives in Somerset, UK. Debbie Harter has illustrated numerous bestselling titles for Barefoot Books, including the Bear series, Port Side Pirates! and The Animal Boogie. Debbie lives in Cornwall, UK.
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