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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.

Reviews

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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143772569

    July 30, 2018

    Puffin MR

    32 pages

    RRP $17.99

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