A story for kids who are different! Bear is a gentle soul who prefers solitude to the company of the more lively bears who enjoy running and shouting.
He experiences some mild bullying, but tends to fly under the radar and muddles along, doing his own thing. Which happens to be finding out anything and everything about space.
Eventually, bear builds his own rocket ship and blasts off into space! How wonderful it is being there, in the peace and quiet, drinking hot chocolate, looking at the stars and continuing to read about space – all in the company of his gorgeous little toy dog.
He’s happy to continue on his journey until he meets another person who is happy to enter his world and engage with him on his terms, which inspires the other bears to get excited by bear’s games too.
Award winning author Deborah Abela brings bear beautifully to life. The detailed pencil drawings by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall are bursting with colour and complements the story perfectly.
A sweet book that would appeal to children who have their own special interests.
Title: Bear In Space
Author: Deborah Abela
Illustrator: Marjorie Crosby-Fairall
Publisher: Walker Books Australia, $25.99
Publication Date: 1 August 2020
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book