Grizzly Ben

Alan Dapré


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Little Door Books
3 April 2023
ISBN: 9781916205499
32 pages

From the publisher

Ben loves grizzly bears so much that he wants a real one for his birthday. Instead, he gets a toy cuddly bear. Making the best of the situation, Ben tries to teach Cuddly Bear how to eat honey, fish and climb a tree like a grizzly bear. However, Cuddly Bear is soon covered in honey, soggy and stuck in a tree! Every time the toy bear cannot do something, Ben gets more and more grizzly. So completely grizzly that he grows furry ears, a shiny black nose, paws, a furry coat, claws and a round tail. Ben becomes a grizzly bear. What will it take for Grizzly Ben to become Ben again? We are thrilled to publish the first picture book from best-selling, awardwinning illustrator Alex Ayliffe and successful screen, radio writer and author Alan Dapre. This gorgeously quirky tale of a grumpy and grizzly little boy will capture your heart, with Alex's illustrations, which are full of energy and vitality, taking the reader on a familiar journey from tantrums to tucked up in bed. A story with relatable themes of companionship, friendship, feelings, emotions and love. Perfect for your grizzly little bears.