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The Very Hungry Bear

By Nick Bland   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443119061 Hardcover
24 Pages | 10.05" x 9.52" | Ages 3 to 7

Bear is back...and he's very, very hungry!

Bear is hungry! He's trying to fish, but instead of food, he only manages to catch...a polar bear? The poor bear is lost and his ice floe is rapidly melting. The polar bear makes a deal — he'll give Bear a pile of fish in return for a new home. Bear takes his new friend on a tour, and finally they find just the right home for a polar bear.

The Bear we all fell in love with in The Very Cranky Bear and The Very Itchy Bear is just as delightful as always — and much less cranky with the promise of food on the horizon! This new story features the same bold, clever illustrations and catchy rhyming text that made Nick Bland's first two Bear books instant favourites. Told with his characteristic humour and wit, The Very Hungry Bear is both an endearing tale of friendship and a subtle, yet important, reminder, about preserving our environment.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Nick Bland:

"With Bland's trademark engaging illustrations and rhyming verse, this story is sure to be a hit with younger readers." —This Mom Loves blog

"[C]ombines a simple story with a great rhyme scheme... hilarious drawings and a lesson that's not preachy or heavy-handed." —The Victoria Times-Colonist

"[R]ollicking rhymes...a perfect book!" —The Guelph Mercury

"[A] pitch-perfect rhyme scheme that reads smoothly aloud, almost like a song. The plot is simple and easy to follow while the onomatopoeia and humour keep readers engaged. This is a story that begs to be re-read, and it is satisfying on each read through." —CM Magazine