THE BOY AND THE BEAR, by Tracey Corderoy, Illustrated by Sarah Massini, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press


Friends come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes the best friends are the most unlikely of all…

When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has found the best friend he’s been longing for – at last! But Bear isn’t quite the playmate the boy had imagined. If only he knew how to play games properly! But when Bear starts to build a treehouse, the boy is intrigued and a magical summer begins. As autumn passes and the first winter snowflakes start to fall, the boy is left alone, and only then does he truly realise what he has lost . . . Until at last spring comes again and the friends are joyfully reunited with a very special hug!

Out September 2018

32 Pages Approx.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

The story in this book is one of friendship. I love its whimsy and beautiful meaning. Friendship can come from anyone if given a chance despite differences. If you try hard, you can find common ground to build that friendship from.

This is a great picture book story for first-time readers. The words are large, and easy and sentences short. The amazing artwork accompanying the story match perfectly and give depth to the story. This would be an awesome book for shy children wanting reassurance about finding friends.

I love picture books with first-time lessons.

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