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Wakey Wakey Big Brown Bear

The weather is getting colder and it feels like Winter is on the way, but we haven’t quite had the last of Autumn yet.  We are still enjoying going out for walks, playing in the leaves and collecting Autumn treasures, but the children are also asking when we think it is likely to snow.  Parragon Books have sent us a book to review which perfectly encapsulates the simple outdoor pleasures of both seasons.

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Wakey Wakey Big Brown Bear! is written by Tracey Corderoy and illustrated by Rachel Swirles.  It is published by Parragon Books and is priced at £5.99.

Big Brown Bear doesn’t want to go to bed, because he will miss Autumn, with its crunchy leaves and splashy puddles, and Winter, with its sparkly snow. His friends Little Grey Mouse, Snow Hare and Squirrel promise to wake him up, but they can’t so they have to find another way to make sure he doesn’t miss out on the fun.

It’s a story of friendship, and a celebration of the seasons of Autumn and Winter.  It is well written and enjoyable to read aloud, and beautifully illustrated too.  Our children all loved it, and they had fun drawing their own pictures – I was pleased that even Tiddler wanted to join in!


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We were sent the book for free for the purpose of writing a review.