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A Song for Bear

Written by Gabby Dawnay & illustrated by Alex Barrow
Published by Thames & Hudson
Goodreads Rating - 3.3 / 5.0
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May 7, 2019
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What's A Song for Bear About

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An imaginative story about a bear trying to learn to sing, complete with engaging illustrations and an empowering message.

From the duo behind If I Had a Dinosaur and A House for Mouse, Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow’s A Song for Bear is a story about recognizing and celebrating what makes us unique.

Bear wakes every morning to beautiful birdsong and longs to join in. He stretches his legs, puts on his cap and suspenders, and tries to sing with the beautiful birds crooning all around him in the forest. Unfortunately, he discovers his song is more of a holler, a howl, and rumbling growl. His wise friend, Owl, tries to encourage him by pointing out that Bear is not a bird, but Bear learns the wrong lesson and attempts to fly, thinking that being more birdlike might make him a better singer. In the end, Bear concentrates on what he does best, discovering in the process that his unique “bear song” is in fact a rap. All of the forest animals gather to watch him perform his new song, and cheer in amazement at his newfound talent. Satisfied with finding what makes him unique, Bear smiles to himself and promptly falls back to sleep.

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Who Wrote A Song for Bear

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Gabby Dawnay

<b>Gabby Dawnay</b> is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a scriptwriter for children’s television.

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Who Illustrated A Song for Bear

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Alex Barrow

<b>Alex Barrow</b> is a London-based illustrator and both the art director and a regular contributor at OKIDO magazine.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780500651810
Publication Date:
May 7, 2019
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0500651817

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