A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family, from exciting creative duo: Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola.
Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear.
In this family, it's just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear . . . He has fuzzy fur, enormous paws and loves the outdoors. He sleeps a lot even in the cinema and when he's awake, he's always hungry, usually eating up all the honey. what else could Dad be? But sometimes, when it's scary at night, a lovely big bear hug is just what is needed.
A hilarious debut picture book written by Swapna Haddow author of the Dave Pigeon series and illustrated by the brilliantly talented Dapo Adeola author of Look Up!
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 287 x 230 x 12 mm
The book to rush out and buy for Father's Day: about all the bearish things a dad does, the best of which is give bear hugs. Cartoony pictures are busy with comical details, and the text is lively, observant and relatable. * The Times *
With some lovely words and beautiful illustrations, the book carries the reader away on adventures, camping under the stars and looking for bears in the forest. Meanwhile, dads everywhere will sympathise with the father and his scratchy beard. -- Roddy Brooks * Independent *
My top pick for Father's Day is this big-hearted look at family life, seen through the eyes of a little boy with a big imagination, replete with humour and warmth, and playful, energetic art from rising star Adeola. * Bookseller, editor's choice *
A funny and heart-warming tale of a boy's adventures with his family and Dad who he imagines to be a Grizzly Bear. [...] This is the perfect story to be read by - and to - all dads, grandfathers, father figures and dads-to-be this Fathers Day * Scottish BookTrust *
This is a lovely colourful book and a nice story to share. * Armadillo magazine *
My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear - a riot of vibrant storytelling and big, bold and beautiful illustration - features a boy with a wild imagination, his lively family, and lots of hilarious antics. * Lancashire Evening Post *
This is a sweet story about one imaginative boy's special bond with his father. It's full of humour, from the exaggerated facial expressions and bear-like attributes captured in Dapo Adeola's vibrant illustrations, to the humorous asides in the text about Dad's wild habits. The story perfectly captures the way in which young children observe familiar adults with curiosity, wonder and imagination, but also with pure adoration. This story will be a winner in the run-up to Father's Day * Books For Topics *
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“Hilariously relatable, brilliantly written, eye catching illustrations!”
We now read this book every night, without fail! I’m not the grizzly bear in our family but I can definitely see who it could be, this is such a funny and relatable read for grown ups. My daughter just loves the... More
“Such a fun book!”
This book is so much fun! I love bears, so this was an instant pre-order for me :)
Dapo Adeola's illustrations and lively and fun, and the words by Swapna Haddow will have children laughing away every time... More
“Must read, family favourite”
Just read this fantastic picture book to my family. Such a touching story that my son could really identify with (I’m a bit of a grizzly bear too sometimes). Illustrations are so expressive and beautiful. Real fun and... More
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