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  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772569
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99

Wake Up, Bear


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A classic tale about a bear who won't wake up from hibernation, and the surprising way he's eventually awoken, by Lynley Dodd, author of Hairy Maclary and Friends

It’s spring, but Bear is still fast asleep.

His friends try every trick they can think of to wake him up — he keeps right on snoring.

Until someone discovers the one thing bears love more than sleeping . . .

A delightful story about what matters to a bear, by the author of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.

  • Pub date: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772569
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Lynley Dodd

Lynley Dodd graduated from the Elam School of Art in Auckland with a diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture. She went on to teach art before taking a break to start a family. She began to work as a freelance illustrator and collaborated with author Eve Sutton on My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes. There was no looking back as Lynley went on to write and illustrate her own books for children. Exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes come together perfectly in books like Slinky Malinki and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. As well as being a visual delight, these are some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud. It comes as no surprise that, as a child, she adored Dr Seuss because of his 'crazy sounds and the fact that he took such liberties with the English language.' Other favourite authors included A A Milne and the fairy tales of The Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen. Today, Lynley is a big fan of Quentin Blake 'because of his humour and very clever art work.'

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Praise for Wake Up, Bear

“Lynley Dodd has such a light touch; this is a very simple story about a bear, but kids also learn about hibernation and animals from all around the world.”

Simie Simpson, The Sapling

“Wake Up, Bear might be 32 years old but it is still as fresh and lively as the first time I read it. The illustrations are still delightful, the language is still rich and vibrant, and like all of Dodd’s books it is absolutely perfect for reading aloud. In an era when junior school teachers are in despair about the increasingly low levels of oral language of children starting school, I offer the following prescription: Some Lynley Dodd, daily. At least one book, more as demanded by the child. It would go a long way.”

Rachel Moore, The Reader


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