A Bear is a Bear by Karl Newson & Anuska Allepuz ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @Karlwheel @NosyCrow @Candlewick

Title: A Bear is a Bear
Karl Newson
Anuska Allepuz

CoverThe Story:
When a drowsy bear wakes up early from his hibernation, he has forgotten who he is. Is he a bird? A moose? Fox? Squirrel? Whatever he is, he is now very grumpy. Perhaps a bit more sleep will do him the world of good.

Favourite Spread:
Anuska’s illustrations are simply gorgeous. The colours of the forest are so warm you feel like you’re getting a cosy winter hug.

Image from karlnewson.com

There is a wonderful flow through this book, with Karl’s concise and lyrical words sweeping you along on Bear’s journey of self-discovery.

Nosy Crow’s slideshow gives you a sneak peak at Bear’s sleepy adventure:


The Verdict:
I like this book for so many reasons. Not least because I relate to Bear – I can get a bit forgetful (and a lot) grumpy when I’m tired! Karl has such a wonderful way of conveying a story in a few lyrical words which makes this a great book for picture book readers of all ages – the very young, and also those starting to read for themselves.

Buy Now! 

Publisher: Nosy Crow
Publication date:
1 March 2018
ISBN: 978-1788000994
US Edition via Candlewick Press. Hardback published August 2020. Pre-order here.


I am very grateful to Candlewick Press for letting me read this book via Net Galley.  This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.


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