"Oh I lOVE this! Iʼve got this at home!"
Fergus, 6

"My Dad and my Mum snores SO much!"
Ellie, 5

"The Bear is ANGRY!"
Ellie, 5

"Itʼs just his face is angry when he wakes up. Heʼs sad really."
Freddie, 5

"I like the Bear. He looks fluffy."
Lili, 5

Bear Snores On

By Karma Wilson

Illustrated by Jane Chapman

Simon and Schuster 2002

This is the first of the ʻBearʼ series by Karma Wilson. Bear is asleep while a collection of animals shelter in his den during a snowstorm. They end up having a bit of a party…….but then the BEAR WAKES UP!

I LOVE this book! I love the words, I love the pictures, I love it having been a best-seller for so long! I knew it was special the moment the text whirred through the fax machine, and Iʼm very proud to be part of it.

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