Archie and the Bear

Archie and the Bear

3.42 (158 ratings by Goodreads)
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Despite big differences, a gap between friends can be bridged by sharing in this boldly illustrated tale of a boy who says he's a bear and a bear who says he's a boy.

A very small boy in a bear suit and a very large bear in a boy suit share the fun of pretending, adventuring in the woods, and a honey sandwich next to a warm fire on a cold day. Which is really the boy, and which is the bear? It doesn't matter--you are who you say you are. With minimal text and bold, dramatic illustrations, this picture book offers a thought-provoking take on identity and brings a fresh vision to the theme of finding connections hidden behind visual differences.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 249 x 231 x 13mm | 431g
  • Clarion Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1328973417
  • 9781328973412
  • 64,011

Review quote

"A multimedia feast for the eyes. A striking, imaginative, beary good book."--Kirkus "This gentle story reminds readers that friends don't have to look the same to find common ground."--Booklist--No Source
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About Zanni Louise

Zanni Louise, a storyteller since childhood, didn't pursue a grown-up career as an author until she had her first child. She lives in Australia with her family.

David Mackintosh is an illustrator, graphic designer, and art director known for his bold, quirky style and innovative book designs. He lives in London.
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Rating details

158 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 11% (18)
4 35% (55)
3 41% (64)
2 11% (17)
1 3% (4)
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