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Not This Bear

Written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli & illustrated by Lorna Hussey
Published by Macmillan
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What's Not This Bear About

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It’s Bear’s first day of school, and he’s a bit reluctant to go. Mama says all bears love school; Bear isn’t so sure. But school turns out to be full of fun—painting pictures, listening to stories, and making new friends. Maybe this bear will like school after all.

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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
5.75 / 7.0

This story makes a lovely addition to the ‘first-day-of-school’ canon. I like the sweet way that bear clings to his comfortable/familiar, and his loyalty to the life he has known thus far. Mr. Brown has a gentle manner of introducing bear to the exciting new world of school without forcing bear to engage past his comfort zone. Given the time and space to be ready for new experiences, bear gradually finds his way, and a new friend as well.

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Who Wrote Not This Bear

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the Katy Duck series and the bestselling Biscuit series, which has sold over twenty-four million copies. A dancer as well as a writer, she lives with her family in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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Who Illustrated Not This Bear

Lorna Hussey

Lorna Hussey is the creator of Rabbit’s Winter Walk and Little Lost Unicorn. She currently lives in Great Britain with her two horses, three dogs, four chickens, one rooster, three children, and one husband.

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June 23, 2015
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