By Joanna Harrison
(David Fickling Books, Hardcover, 9780385751735, 32pp.)
Publication Date: May 12, 2009
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Everyone knows that sometimes dads can be grumpy and grouchy and grizzly. . . .
Dad woke up in a grizzly mood. All morning he groaned and grizzled and grumped. And then he went back to bed! But when I pulled back the covers to see how he was, it wasn’t Dad in bed at all . . . it was a GREAT BIG GRIZZLY BEAR! I should have been frightened but the grumpy look on his face reminded me of someone. . . .
This is the story of how one little boy looks after a very grizzly bear for the day. He brushes his fur (and his smelly teeth!), lets him forage in the fridge, and then they zoom into town in a bright red sports car for the best day out
ever! At home they have honey sandwiches and a big bear hug, and when Mum gets home, everything is back to normal. Or is it?
Joanna Harrison worked on a variety of films and commercials and was part of the team behind Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman, The Bear, and When the Wind Blows. Her published work includes Dear Bear and When Mum Turned Into a Monster. Grizzly Dad is her first picture book for David Fickling Books.