I Am Bear

I Am Bear

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The multitalented Ben Bailey Smith (aka rapper Doc Brown) debuts a rollicking read-aloud about a decidedly mischievous bear. I am Bear.
And I am bare.
The suit I wear has purple hair. Bear fills his day with food, funny jokes, tricks on his friends -- and an escape right off the page when they all chase him in pursuit! With jaunty rap-style rhyme, first-time children's author Ben Bailey Smith joins debut illustrator Sav Akyuz for a picture book starring a lovable, slightly naughty bear whose antics will have young children smiling in solidarity.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback
  • 249 x 274 x 13mm | 522g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0763677434
  • 9780763677435

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Mixing the melodies of hip-hop with the antics of preadolescence makes this colorful picture book a charming read for young rap fans and beginning readers.
--Kirkus Reviews An interesting mix of adorable and aggravating, Bear and his high energy will liven things up when read aloud.
--School Library Journal British actor, rapper, and comic Smith's foray into children's books introduces a large purple bear with a knack for mischief...It's a zippy, over-in-a-minute escapade, but Akyuz's vibrant, painterly images and the sheer force of Bear's personality make a distinct mark.
--Publishers Weekly
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About Ben Bailey Smith

Ben Bailey Smith is a U.K.-based rapper (known as Doc Brown), an actor on the British edition of Law & Order and the British kids' show 4 O'Clock Club, and a stand-up comedian. Now he adds a new facet to his career: children's-book author. He lives in London. Sav Akyuz is a first-time children's-book illustrator who has worked as a storyboard artist on TV programs and feature films. He lives in London.
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Rating details

213 ratings
3.29 out of 5 stars
5 14% (29)
4 27% (58)
3 40% (85)
2 14% (29)
1 6% (12)
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