The Very Itchy Bear

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The Very Itchy Bear - Nick Bland

Fans of Nick Bland’s picture book The Very Cranky Bear are going to love this one – and if you don’t know what we are talking about, read on – this one is fun. I mean, just look at that front cover!

The four cave friends don’t appear in this picture book, instead our bear must contend with a flea.

“Bear is here …

and here is Flea

(but Flea’s a little small to see).”

I love the almost matter of fact approach to the text by Nick Bland, “This is bear” “This is flea” it adds a comforting, predictability to the storyline perfect for younger ones who are just getting used to picture books with a slightly more detailed storyline.

Visually Nick Bland’s book is a pure delight – the use of space, colour and sense of movement make this book a joy to look at. Love the picture of bear balancing very precariously on a log, “floating, floating out to sea.”

Bear’s final acceptance of flea, makes for a neat story about friendship, acceptance and learning about differences.

Read our Book Week Interview with Nick Bland here.

Also in this series:

The Very Cranky Bear

The Very Hungry Bear

 

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978-1742838786
Nick Bland
Nick Bland
Scholastic

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