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A Bear and a Tree

By: Stephen Michael King

Ren’s favourite tree has lost its leaves, Bear is collecting the leaves for a bed for his big sleep, he knows that Ren needs him for just one more day so they can explore the sights and shapes of winter together; the snow, the coloured leaves, the moon, the stars, the icicles. It is one more day to play and wonder.

A soft and lovely story of friendship and taking time. It is a nicely balanced story of wonder and change. The water colour illustrations give this story its soft appeal. A lovely story to share. For all its cold winter landscape it is a heartwarming story.

Publisher: Viking Australia

Published: 22 February 2012

Format: Hardback 32 pages

Categories: Friendship, Seasons

ISBN 13: 9780670075829

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

Don’t Wake Mr Bear!

By: Jill Newton

Summer is turning to autumn in the forest. A golden leaf floats to the ground. Dormouse strikes his triangle and announces it is time for the lullaby of the forest to begin. Play quietly everyone for you don’t want to wake Mr Bear. Then crash, bang, a car load of noisy wolves appear and they want to party. They don’t care about waking Mr Bear. The party starts and they do wake Mr Bear with surprising results, but if that isn’t bad enough they also wake Mr Dormouse…oops, also not the result they were expecting.

This is just a wonderful, fun story. It is hard not to feel happy as you read it, the smile just appears. The illustrations are simple, colourful and beautifully convey the tone of the text as the animals go from lullaby to party to being told off. A good little read.

Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd

Published: 30 September 2011

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Seasons, Animal Stories

ISBN 13: 9781405249669

Purchase: here or use Booktopia logo on side of page

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