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The Very Cranky Bear Collection : Slipcase includes The Very Cranky Bear, The Very Itchy Bear and The Very Hungry Bear - Nick Bland

The Very Cranky Bear Collection

Slipcase includes The Very Cranky Bear, The Very Itchy Bear and The Very Hungry Bear

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Slipcase includes The Very Cranky Bear, The Very Itchy Bear and The Very Hungry Bear. The perfect Cranky Bear library!

Book Description

In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a cold and rainy day, four little friends found a perfect place to play. Vibrant illustrations and fun, engaging stories make these three books perfect for reading aloud. The original hardback The Very Cranky Bear was first published in 2008 and has become an international bestseller.

About the Author

Nick Bland was born in the Yarra Valley of Australia, in 1973. He was the son of an artist and a primary school teacher, and spent his early years on the farm where his parents lived. At age six, he moved with his family to 'the bush'. He wanted to be a cartoonist and a writer from a very young age. In 1996, he took a job at a book store, and decided to write and illustrate children's books. His first book, "A Monster Wrote Me a Letter" was published in Australia in 2005. He currently lives in Darwin, Australia and works full time as an author illustrator.

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The Very Cranky Bear Collection
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Easy to understand (5)
  • Well written (5)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger readers (6)
    • Gift (3)
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    5.0

    Great book for children of all abilities

    By Penny

    from Melbourne

    About Me Bookworm

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Signauslan To
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Special Needs
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Very Cranky Bear Collection:

      This is a great book. My 3 and 5 year old make me read it at least 3 times every night.
      We read and use basic sign language to cater for both our children, one with normal hearing and one with a hearing loss. Very simple and easy to use exaggerated facial expressions as well.

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      5.0

      Grrrrr...

      By Cranky Bear

      from Melbourne, AU

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Well Written

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        Comments about The Very Cranky Bear Collection:

        Grrrrr... great book to read to the kids and perform sounds effects against.

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        5.0

        "Cranky Bear Collection"

        By Loves Books

        from Townsville

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings

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          • Gift
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about The Very Cranky Bear Collection:

          When my 3yr old received The very Brave Bear as a gift, she loved it, Then I saw that there were other bear stories.I didn't hesitate to buy the set of three. My daughter loves having them read to her over and over again. Great gift idea for the kiddies!

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          4.0

          Very funny, love reading it to my grand

          By Shazhig

          from Newcastle, nsw

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          Pros

          • Easy To Understand
          • Well Written

          Cons

          • No Cons

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          Comments about The Very Cranky Bear Collection:

          Great for very young child. Through to kinder- yr 2

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          4.0

          Entertains

          By Teacher ABC123

          from Melbourne AU

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          Pros

          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

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            • Reference
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about The Very Cranky Bear Collection:

            I have been using this book as a teaching resource with young children . It is engaging and has undertones that can be easily be developeed for example environmental concerns . There are three books in the series and the children wanted me to read all three.

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            5.0

            Can be read many times

            By Mum of Bookworms

            from Gold Coast, QLD

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Understand
            • Well Written

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              Comments about The Very Cranky Bear Collection:

              Great collection of books, the text and pictures keep my toddler interested and the books are just the perfect length. By having the three books in a pack, when the "Bear Book" is requested yet again, at bed time I can change things up. I like the rhyming and flow of the story. In The Very Cranky Bear my toddler, loves to roar and say "no, no, no ,no ,no" at the appropriate places.

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              Nick Bland

              Nick Bland was born on a farm in the Australian Yarra Valley in 1973. The son of an artist and a primary school teacher, he spent his early childhood climbing haystacks and making mischief in his father's studio. When he moved to “the bush” at age 6, he discovered a wonderful new world and his creativity bloomed. Nick always told family and friends he was going to be a cartoonist and a writer. It wasn't until 1996, when he stumbled into a bookshop job, that he finally found the medium that would bring those two loves together. Untrained, he spent the next couple of years reading every picture book that hit the shelves and began honing his style as a storyteller and illustrator. He illustrated several readers before sending A Monster Wrote Me a Letter to Scholastic Australia in 2001. Since then, Nick illustrated I Lost My Kisses and created The Very Cranky Bear. He lives in tropical Darwin, where he works as a guardian for 120 aboriginal boys who board nearby. He loves both of his jobs and hopes to combine them in the near future.

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              ISBN: 9781742833668
              ISBN-10: 9781743622520
              Audience: Children
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 24
              Published: 1st September 2012
              Publisher: Scholastic Australia