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The Very Cranky Bear : Very Cranky Bear - Nick Bland

The Very Cranky Bear

Very Cranky Bear

Hardcover

Published: July 2008
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
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In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a wet and windy day, Four little friends found a cosy place to play. Moose had marvellous antlers, and Lion, a golden mane. Zebra had fantastic stripes and Sheep . . . well, Sheep was plain. When four friends encounter a cranky bear, Moose, Lion and Zebra all think they know how to cheer him up. But it is plain, boring Sheep who has the answer!

About the Author

Nick Bland is a published illustrator of children's books. A published credit of Nick Bland is I Lost My Kisses.

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The Very Cranky Bear
 
4.8

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  • Easy to understand (8)
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4.0

Good fun

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from Australia

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters

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    Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

    Bold clear illustrations. Affectionate story, simply told. My 5 year old grand daughter loves this book.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A favourite

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    from Nsw

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      Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

      A great kids book

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolute winner!

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      from Sydney

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Well Written

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          Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

          My son is only 14 months and this is his favourite book! He demands we read this book at least twice a day & bring it with us when we travel. It's a great story and the rhymes and sounds work really well. My son now has all the Nick Bland bear series (The Hungry Bear, The Very Brave Bear etc) and he loves them all. SO happy with this purchase!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Picture book with a fantastic message

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          from Sydney, Australia

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Well Written

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            • Exploring Emotions
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            Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

            Great book, suitable for all ages

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            V Cranky Bear a beautiful childrens book

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            from The Shire, Sutherland - Sydney

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Understand
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              Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

              *I have covered this book in tough plastic, so it will stay beautiful for more than one child growing up!
              *This is the type of story to be read, & read, & read!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great kids book

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              from Port Macquarie, Australia

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              • Easy To Understand
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                Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

                I read it to my 3 year old most nights before bed..he loves it!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good child's book

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                from Brisbane

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                • Easy To Understand
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                  Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

                  Good for reading with young toddlers

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic book!

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                  from Sydney

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                  • Well Written

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                    Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

                    My daughter loves this book. Such a wonderful rhyming story. She asks me to read it every night before bed.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful children's picture book

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                    from Ballarat

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                    • Beautiful illustrations
                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Inspirational
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                      Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

                      A beautiful story with a gentle message that is wonderfully illustrated and is perfect for reading to little ones

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      We love the Cranky Bear! ROAR!

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                      from Darwin, NT

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                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Understand
                      • Well Written

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                        Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

                        Board books are so practical for little ones. They love reading their own books as well as being read to. All kids love the bear & the four friends looking for the perfect place to play. The beautiful rhymes make this book so easy to read & the illustrations are just wonderful. It is a lovely book that we read over and over again. I hope there are more to come. I have also found an app so my little ones get to take it on holidays as well. This is important when lots of books don't fit in the luggage.

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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.

                        Visit Nick Bland's Booktopia Author Page


                        ISBN: 9781741691344
                        ISBN-10: 1741691346
                        Series: Very Cranky Bear
                        Audience: Children
                        For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
                        Format: Hardcover
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 24
                        Published: July 2008
                        Publisher: Scholastic Australia
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 24.8  x 0.8
                        Weight (kg): 0.36