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A bear falls into your sister's playpen. What do you do? Our narrator takes the bear to school, and gets into trouble at home, until a man comes to take the bear away. Only the reader can decide who is to keep the bear. A pop-up points the way to a happy ending.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published 1998 by Hodder Children's Books (first published 1997)
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Diane Dennis
Sep 06, 2015 Diane Dennis rated it liked it
Bear by Mick Inkpen


The fictional story book Bear features as part of the Mick Inkpen series, it’s a relatively short story that depicts the tale of a mysterious bear that is much more than a soft toy, but rather a real life bear. The bear befriends a young boy and his baby sister Sophie. Naturally, the young boy wants to keep the delightful bear and together they play and attend school. The story draws to a close by featuring a policeman who investigates the bear. Whilst, the young boy
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Sep 12, 2012 Joanna Marple rated it really liked it
Themes: Bears, fantasy, imagination

Opening Lines/Synopsis: “A small wooshing sound. Then a plop! A bounce. And a kind of squeak. That was how the bear landed in my baby sister’s playpen.”

When was the last time you had a bear fall out of the sky and land in front of you? What, never? Oh, my, such sheltered lives you have lived! Well this little boy and his baby sister took this event in their stride. It was when he took Sophie’s biscuit and drink that both kids knew this was a real bear. They kee
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Mar 29, 2016 Vicki Purbrick rated it liked it
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This book is ideally aimed for young children up to key stage one. A simple story of a bear who literally falls into the book. I noticed that the bear takes on child like activities and enjoys being mischievous, similar to some children!

This book has end papers, and the front end paper is set upon a white background which brings the focus of the falling bear to the readers attention. The final end paper is simply of a toy rabbit left alone on the floor, tossed aside now something better, the bea
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Mick Inkpen is one of the most popular author/illustrators in the world. His books have sold over 4 million copies, and have been translated into over twenty different languages. His best-loved characters are probably Kipper and Wibbly Pig – who are both stars of their very own TV series!

He began his career as a graphic designer, and worked with another children’s author Nick Butterworth (of Percy
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