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The Very Cranky Bear - Nick Bland

Hardcover

Published: July 2008
For Ages: 3+ 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
 
4.9

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  • Well written (8)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Easy to understand (7)

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    5.0

    Absolute winner!

    By HappyMummy

    from Sydney

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    Pros

    • 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!!

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        5.0

        Picture book with a fantastic message

        By Cathya

        from Sydney, Australia

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Well Written

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          • Exploring Emotions
          • Older Readers
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          Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

          Great book, suitable for all ages

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          5.0

          V Cranky Bear a beautiful childrens book

          By Jenny Wren

          from The Shire, Sutherland - Sydney

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Well Written

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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!

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            4.0

            Great kids book

            By Chris

            from Port Macquarie, Australia

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Understand
            • Well Written

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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!

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              5.0

              Good child's book

              By Di

              from Brisbane

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              • Easy To Understand
              • Well Written

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                Comments about The Very Cranky Bear:

                Good for reading with young toddlers

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                5.0

                Fantastic book!

                By HM

                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.

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful children's picture book

                  By Maw Maw

                  from Ballarat

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                  Pros

                  • Beautiful illustrations
                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Understand
                  • Inspirational
                  • Well Written

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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

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                    5.0

                    We love the Cranky Bear! ROAR!

                    By Milly's mum

                    from Darwin, NT

                    About Me Everyday Reader

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

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                      • Gift
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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
                      Audience: Children
                      For Ages: 3+ years old
                      Format: Hardcover
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 24
                      Published: July 2008
                      Publisher: Scholastic Australia
                      Dimensions (cm): 25.000 x 24.000