The Boy and the Bear

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A little boy longs for a friend to play with- games are no fun on your own! One day, he receives a message on a paper boat- and it seems he's found the friend he's been searching for. However, Bear is not quite the playmate the boy had in mind- he's not good at hide-and-seek; he's too heavy for see-saw!

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But Bear has other strengths and  one autumn morning, Bear starts to build a tree house, leading to a magical time. Autumn leads to winter and as the snow starts to fall, the boy is left alone again, realising just what he has lost...until spring and his friend return.

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Beautifully illustrated, this is a delightful story about the joys of friendship. Bear is not exactly what boy was looking for in a friend. Their friendship develops as they come to know and understand each other. Working together they create something special which they can share. Friendship is worth working at!

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The pictures are every bit as lovely as the story. Moving from season to season, each spread shows the friendship as it develops. The final picture of the friends sharing a hug is particularly special! 

'The Boy and the Bear' is a lovely story with gorgeous illustrations which will be enjoyed again and again!

The Boy and the Bear by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Sarah Massini

Nosy Crow      ISBN: 978-1788000758