I Am Reading: Brown Bear Gets in Shape

When Brown Bear hears a crash and his house goes all dark, he and his friend Bunny think the sun has dropped out of the sky! Luckily, Chimp has a different explanation… Next, Brown Bear decides it’s time to pay more attention to his figure. He tries dieting by eating carrots like Bunny, and doing exercises like Chimp. But could it be that the best shape for Bear to be is simply bear-shaped?

This fabulous read-alone treat from a popular series bridges the gap between picture books and chapter books. With glowing colour illustrations and an audio CD to read along to, it’s a really satisfying story for little learners to devour!

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  • Alan Durant

    Alan Durant is an established author of both picture books and children’s novels. He has worked with various notable artists including Chris Riddell (‘Angus Rides the Goods Train’), Sue Heap (‘Mouse Party’) and Guy Parker-Rees (‘Big Bad Bunny’) and has created three previous titles with Ant Parker. He lives in Surrey with his wife and three children.


    Alan Durant won the Portsmouth Children’s Book Award for Burger Boy.

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