The Bear, Paperback Book
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One night a great big, white polar comes to stay with Tilly.

The bear's got black hooked claws and huge yellow teeth; but his white furry coat is warm and soft and Tilly decides he's the cuddliest thing in the whole world.

Tilly soon finds out that a big bear can cause big problems - he takes a LOT of looking after!

But when she describes the bear's latest antics to her parents they think he's a figment of her imagination - but is he?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40 pages, 1
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780099385615

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As usual with Raymond Briggs, this is an odd children's books. It's partly about a bear, and adults indulging a child's imagination, and how it's possible to love somebody who's difficult and mourn when they leave you. But my daughter loves it because she loves the comic strip format, and there's a bear! And it pees on the floor! It's unfortunately hard to read aloud.