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Paperback reissue of this classic picture book, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

The bear is behaving very strangely indeed: collecting moss, logs and branches to build a winter house, so that this winter he will be able to sleep, instead of staying awake, shivering, as usual. The other animals think this is silly, and laugh at him, but when winter comes, bear is cosy in his winter house while the other animals suffer in the cold. Being a very kind bear, he invites the others to share his winter house. Unfortunately for the bear, they are too excited to sleep, and it seems he will get no rest at all this winter! But when spring arrives, he finds a solution...


Charming winter tale.

The Bookseller

Quentin Blake's illustrations are, as ever, delightful and full of loveable characters.

Child Education

Delightful, gentle and warm-hearted story which the pictures and colouring match absolutely.

School Librarian

Perfect for talking about sharing, seasons and friendship.

Early Years Educator

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    December 1, 2009


    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

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