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Children's Book of the Month

A reason to read...

A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family, from brand new creative duo, Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola.

My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear - Swapna Haddow

A hilarious debut picture book written by Swapna Haddow author of the Dave Pigeon series and illustrated by the brilliantly talented Dapo Adeola author of Look Up!

Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear. In this family, it's just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear...

He has fuzzy fur, enormous paws and loves the outdoors. He sleeps a lot even in the cinema and when he's awake, he's always hungry, usually eating up all the honey.

What else could Dad be? But sometimes, when it's scary at night, a lovely big bear hug is just what is needed.

£6.99

£6.75

Meet the Authors

Swapna Haddow

Swapna Haddow trained as a doctor, but after discovering she didn't like blood, decided on a career change and wrote her first book Dave Pigeon: How to Deal With Bad Cats and Keep (most of) Your Feathers, which won the Greenhouse Funny Prize.

Swapna now lives in New Zealand with her husband, their son and their dog. You can usually find Swapna writing, reading or eating Jaffa Cakes. Sometimes you might find her doing all three at the same time.

 

Dapo Adeola

Dapo Adeola is a young illustrator and character designer who is new to the picture book world. His first book, Look Up! was written by Nathan Bryon and published by Puffin in June 2019 to great acclaim.

Born in Britain and of Nigerian heritage, Dapo's work tends to revolve around creating characters and imagery that challenge gender norms and equality politics in a fun and upbeat manner.

An avid believer in the importance of equal representation in the creative arts, Dapo lives in London and runs illustration and character design based workshops with children in and out of schools to help highlight the possibilities of a career in illustration to inner city children of various ethnicities.

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