Now that kindy and school are back in full swing it won’t be long until little people around the country will start bringing home the famous ‘class bear’. Be patient, your turn will come! These thoroughly loved teddies generally join a different family every weekend and come back the next week to share their outings with the class. But not this time, when The Everywhere Bear embarks on an adventure like no other…
Super talented Julia Donaldson (with the help of artist Rebecca Cobb) tells the story of the Class One, a wonderfully diverse mix of students, Mrs. McAllister and of course The Everywhere Bear. One rainy Monday morning on his way to school the Everywhere Bear falls out of Matt’s backpack and so an exciting journey begins. From swimming to sailing to soaring the sky, from falling and floating to fish ready to fry, living up to his name the teddy travels far and wide but in the end he thankfully makes it back to class where he is welcomed back with open arms.
The Everywhere Bear is a gorgeous picture book filled with beautiful, colourful pictures that young children will love. There is lots to see on every page and the rhyming story is sure to keep little listening ears engaged. I love the detailed artwork and the (cultural) diversity of the characters in the story. I can’t wait to share it with our children’s class!
To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at The Everywhere Bear (RRP $24.99) by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb and to order a copy online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.