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The Very Sleepy Bear : Cranky Bear - Nick Bland

The Very Sleepy Bear

Cranky Bear

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2017
ISBN: 9781743812549
Number Of Pages: 24

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On a Jingle Jangle Mountain, as the snow fell on the rocks A sleepy bear was being followed by a very sneaky fox. But Bear was in a hurry, he was running very late Winter had arrived and it was time to hibernate!

The Very Cranky Bear is back and he has a mischievous fox to contend with...



Not one of the better bear books. Not as punchy or rhythmic but still the same formula.



Another great book in the series


My daughter loves the Bear books by Nick Bland and this is yet another great one.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia


As great as the other 'Bear' books!


Another great book by Bland! Rhyming text is very engaging for all young readers to enjoy.



Love this series


These books are great, my girls love them and I enjoy reading them too. Highly recommend



Another great Bear Adventure


Another great Bear book!! My Grandson whose is one loves it as he does with the rest of the Bear books.

South East Melbourne, Vic, Australia


The Very Sleepy Bear

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ISBN: 9781743812549
ISBN-10: 174381254X
Series: Cranky Bear
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 1st July 2017
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 24.7  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.34

Nick Bland

About the Author

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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