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Don't Call Me Bear! : Signed Copies Available!* - Aaron Blabey

Don't Call Me Bear!

Signed Copies Available!*

Hardcover

Published: 1st August 2016
For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
In Stock. Ships in 1-2 business days from Australia
RRP $16.99
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Product Description

G'day, my name is Warren, and I've got something to share...

Just because I'm furry doesn't mean that I'm a bear.

Warren the Koala is many things - a marsupial, cute and furry, a bit of a grump, but the one thing he's not is a bear!

Review by Emily Meredith

Warren the koala is the star of the riotously funny Don’t Call Me Bear! Warren is lovable, but a little bit grumpy – why can’t everyone stop calling him a bear? He’s a marsupial!

This book combines Blabey’s trademark rhyming stories with a fun lesson on Australian animals. It’s fantastically funny story, perfect for both toddlers and early primary students. Plus, Aaron Blabey’s humour is a lot fun for parents too!

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Don't Call Me Bear!
 
3.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (6)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Well written (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (5)
  • Younger readers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (4), Bookworm (3)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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3.0

Great book funny and educational.

By 

from Australia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Don't Call Me Bear!:

    Fun, educational read

     
    1.0

    Disappointing

    By 

    from Fern Bay

    About Me Bookworm

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Disappointing
      • Not What I Expected

      Best Uses

        Comments about Don't Call Me Bear!:

        I bought this as a gift for a four year old. It certainly won't be read often

         
        2.0

        Bear is a bit aggro!

        By 

        from South Australia

        About Me Everyday Reader

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Not What I Expected

          Best Uses

            Comments about Don't Call Me Bear!:

            I bought book expecting it would be informative about koalas not being bears - but the character came across as really angry, which I didn't think was a good message for young children to just yell when they are angry!

             
            4.0

            Probably

            By 

            from Western Australia

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about Don't Call Me Bear!:

                reading with grandchild

                 
                4.0

                Delightful. I so enjoyed it .

                By 

                from Northern Beaches Sydney NSW

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Engaging characters

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about Don't Call Me Bear!:

                  I bought this for my overseas granddaughter. I want to keep her in touch with things Australian. This book is fun. It is a delight to read as a "reader" to a child and has the essence of "Ozzie" humour.

                   
                  5.0

                  Just buy it!

                  By 

                  from NSW, Australia.

                  About Me Everyday Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Engaging characters

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about Don't Call Me Bear!:

                    My kids loved this book! We have fun reading it to them, like we do with all of Aaron Blabey's books. Very enjoyable, great Aussie read. Will have the kids giggling in no time!

                     
                    5.0

                    Great book

                    By 

                    from Melbourne

                    About Me Everyday Reader

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Read
                    • Engaging characters
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about Don't Call Me Bear!:

                      My daughter and I love this book. Sweet story.

                       
                      4.0

                      Funny! Funny! Funny!

                      By 

                      from Victoria, Australia

                      About Me Bookworm

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Read
                      • Engaging characters
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Younger Readers

                        Comments about Don't Call Me Bear!:

                        A typical Aaron Blabey book - witty, funny and very clever. Almost as good as his "Pig the Pug" series, just a bit more wordy. I'd recommend this book for primary age children as it has layers of meaning for children from prep to grade 6. A great gift for family and friends' children who live overseas, as it is all about a Koala (Warren) who is NOT a Koala BEAR so it contains lots of Aussie humour!

                         
                        5.0

                        Hilarious little book!

                        By 

                        from NSW Australia

                        About Me Bookworm

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Deserves Multiple Readings
                        • Easy To Read
                        • Engaging characters
                        • Page-Turner
                        • Well Written

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Younger Readers

                          Comments about Don't Call Me Bear!:

                          I am a primary school teacher and this has been a fantastic- and hilarious- resource for my lessons. Great way to open a conversation about Australian wildlife.

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                          Aaron Blabey

                          Aaron Blabey's life doesn't make any sense.

                          He is best known for his well-loved children's picture books for which he has won many awards including a Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year Award, a NSW Premiers Literary Award for Children's Literature, a KOALA Award, a YABBA Award and a Children's Peace Literature Award. He's also been the National Literacy Ambassador and is a proud ambassador for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

                          But dig a little deeper and his past gets quite shady.

                          He spent 13 years as an actor appearing in numerous plays, TV shows and films. He was regularly cast opposite proper actors like Hugh Jackman, Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, Bryan Brown, Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn, all of whom were too kind to ever point out that his own acting was "just…awful", as he describes it today. To his continuing bewilderment though, he did once win an ACCTA Award (AFI) for Best Actor, a fact that cannot be adequately explained.

                          To complicate matters, he worked for a time as a staff writer at a major global advertising agency where he "learned a great deal and wished for death every single day", before spending a couple of years attempting to teach 'Creative Thinking' at a prominent Sydney design college. Furthermore, he's exhibited his art in various galleries, spent some time as a grape picker, worked in a video store and - astonishingly - once modeled clothes in a glossy weekend supplement.

                          He lives these days in a beautiful town in the Blue Mountains with his preposterously short wife and their two gorgeous boys, where he creates books, listens to his beloved vinyl record collection through killer 70s speakers and celebrates loudly every fifteen minutes that one of his all-time, top-ten heroes - Nick Cave - recently chose to record one of his books.

                          Visit Aaron Blabey's Booktopia Author Page


                          ISBN: 9781760159849
                          ISBN-10: 1760159840
                          Audience: Children
                          For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
                          Format: Hardcover
                          Language: English
                          Number Of Pages: 24
                          Published: 1st August 2016
                          Publisher: Scholastic Australia
                          Country of Publication: AU
                          Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 24.5  x 0.9
                          Weight (kg): 0.35