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Book Week Bear Review

Book Week Bear by Rory H. Mather and illustrated by Ruth-Mary Smith is a super fun concept and the perfect book around CBCA Book Week Season. Your child is probably dreaming about the perfect costume and dressing up with all their friends. You can lean into their enthusiasm or help elevate it with this book published by Scholastic Australia. Read this Book Week Bear review to see if it might make your next Book Week even more fun.

A Picture Book For Book Week

Book Week Bear is the perfect picture book for book week. It’s a fun rhyming story with sweet illustrations. The concept is cool and will no doubt be a favourite around that yearly event with book character parades and such.

What is Book Week Bear About

The main character’s best friend, Clare, is dressing up as a bear for the parade. Her costume is incredible. Surely she’ll take out the prize? Although she looks like a front runner for the best dressed competition, she is showing a few strange behaviours. As you read the book with your children, these strange behaviours might activate those little detectives on your lap or in your classroom. If so, they’ll be very chuffed at their Sherlock skills as they discover something before the characters in the book.

Book Week Bear Review: Strange Behaviour by Claire dressed as a bear.

Who is Book Week Bear for?

I think Book Week Bear will be great for preschool aged children to around year one. It will really hype up the yearly celebration. I can imagine lots of teachers will love to share this story year after year with their classes during Book Week.

When is Book Week in Australia?

We’ve just had the 2023 event in Australia. Once announced, you’ll be able to find out the dates for the next one on the CBCA Book Week page. It’s usually around August. For other countries, check your local dates.

Get it for your next book week

If you think this will be a fun book for you to share with your child or class, you can find it in good book shops, on Booktopia, Amazon Australia, Target and not doubt many other places too. Enjoy! I hope you liked this Book Week Bear review. For more reviews, author interviews, go ahead and read other posts on my Kids’ Book Blog.

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