I do love a good non fiction book and children’s publishing seems to be doing non fiction really well at the moment and a month or two ago we were sent a copy of A Books of Bears to look at. It’s fantastic a real gem.
A Book of Bears really captured my children’s imaginations and it’s very, very well done. It takes eight different bears from around the world and features a double page spread on each. Each spread contains facts and information about the different bears; information about their habitats, their likes, their home and much besides. It truly if A Book of Bears!
What the children really liked about this book was that the information is delivered in a really fun way. It’s accessible and the illustrations are fun – spectacled bears wearing spectacles and bears lifting weights. The illustrations are all very beautiful and each bear is distinct and different. The information is delivered well and there is plenty here to engage children or encourage them to go and learn more about a favourite bear.
The illustrations are fantastic and really help to capture the essence of these fabulous animals. We each had our own favourite bears – mine was the Sun Bears and we certainly enjoyed the final few pages which compare the bears in different scenarios – we liked the running pages shown below.
A Book of Bears is published by Laurence King and the version we reviewed is a hardback version with RRP £11.99