The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair could frighten the feathers off a peacock..."Yipes!" blinked the itzy-bitzy rabbit. "What are you going to do?" "Have my lunch," growled the bear. "And my lunch is ...YOU!" So begins a cat-and-mouse story in which rabbit attempts to talk his way out of a tight spot. As the bear dangles him further and further into his mouth, tension mounts - surely he won't escape. But then rabbit points out a much bigger lunch for the bear - the bear's own reflection in the river. The bear is soon enraged by his reflection's belligerence, and the rabbit makes the most of the opportunity. A traditional story that is known in Ireland, South Africa, Iran, China and the USA and is delightfully told in a highly rhythmic and rhyming text that is a joy to read aloud. Children will love the drama and tension of the rabbit's dilemma, making it a great book for early years reading and language development.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 276 x 240 x 5 mm
Destined to become a read aloud favourite, as a wily rabbit attempts to avoid being eaten by a bloodthirsty bear. Children will love the banter and laugh-out loud moments. Bookseller Every page is filled with clever chatter and lots to look at in this pacy story with a grizzly end... Junior A humourously illustrated picture book. Early Years Educator This picture book has fantastic comic appeal as well as being full of drama and tension, with lovely rhyming text, making it perfect for early years reading and language development. Armadillo Magazine This traditional story is brought to life by both Hannah Shaw's wonderfully humourous illustrations and Sean Taylor's rhyming and fun to read aloud text. Young readers will relish with delight the great efforts made by the itzy-bitzy rabbit to avoid ending up as a snack for the bad-tempered and hungry Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair! Bookfest Ireland - Recommended Reading Guide This is a great example of how text and illustration work together to maximum effect. Sean Taylor's text is emotive and rhythmical and Hannah Shaw's illustrations are whimsical, expressive and superbly detailed. Carousel