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A Bear Is a Bear (except when he's not)

Karl Newson, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator)


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When Bear wakes up early from his hibernation, he can’t remember what he is! Is he a bird? Or a moose? Maybe a fox? Just when it seems like Bear won’t be able to figure it out, he finds his cave and decides another nap might help. Will Bear be able to remember what he is when he wakes up again in the spring?

Praise For A Bear Is a Bear (except when he's not)

The gorgeous, softly textured illustrations effectively enhance the story’s witty twists and turns. Particularly charming is the bear’s expressive face, which effectively conveys his confusion, frustration, sadness, and joy...A sweet, fun romp through a winter forest with a goofy protagonist kids will love.
—Kirkus Reviews

Candlewick Press, 9781536212020, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2020

About the Author

Karl Newson writes for the children’s book blog The Mudwaffler and contributes to The Creative Attic, an online publication of illustrated poetry. He is the author of For All the Stars Across the Sky and The Same But Different, Too. He lives in England.

Anuska Allepuz grew up in Spain, where she studied fine arts at the University of Salamanca. She has enjoyed drawing and writing stories for as long as she can remember, and her work is driven by a love of storytelling. She is the author-illustrator of Little Green Donkey. She likes exploring texture and using mixed media, handmade stamps, and stencilled shapes. She lives in Cambridge, England.