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Rabbit and Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing: Book 5 Paperback – 11 January 2022
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Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear ... and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.'A perfect animal double-act.' The Times, Book of the Week Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he wants to be king. He's big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes. Rabbit is confused: Bear has always been able to fix their problems in the past - but maybe this time he needs to ask for help from someone else. Does Wolf have the answer to the bad king's demands ... or will Rabbit and the other animals find the solution within themselves? From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a story of friends, enemies, and how to avoid being pooped on by an icebear.'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil GaimanRead all the Rabbit and Bear books:1. Rabbit's Bad Habits2. The Pest in the Nest3. Attack of the Snack4. A Bite in the Night5. A Bad King is a Sad Thing
Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear ... and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.
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Julian and Jim's Rabbit and Bear books have been shortlisted twice for the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards, and also for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award.Julian Gough is a novelist, playwright, poet, musician and script-writer. He was born in London, grew up in Ireland and now lives in Berlin. Among many other things, Julian wrote the ending to MINECRAFT, the world's most successful computer game for children of all ages. He likes to drink coffee and steal pigs.Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer and animation director. He grew up in Farnborough, worked in London and now lives in Paris. His first picture book, CATS AHOY!, written by Peter Bently, won the BookTrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He is perhaps best known for drawing frogs on logs in the bestselling OI FROG! He likes playing the guitar and drinking coffee.
- Publisher : Hodder Children's Books; 1st edition (11 January 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 112 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1444937472
- ISBN-13 : 978-1444937473
- Reading age : 5 - 7 years
- Dimensions : 12.8 x 1.2 x 18 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 10,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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enthusiastic about this volume than they were at 4 and 6!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 August 2021
Superb! Every book in this series is a gem, I've had this on order for a long time. I've read most of the series as they have been released, and my daughter's at 8 and 10 are no less enthusiastic about this volume than they were when they were 4 and 6! Great pacing, comedic (with some laugh out loud toilet humour) and yet moving, with some great stories related to existential and philosophical themes of personal development without being overbearing. Like a modern Pooh and Piglet, Rabbit and Bear have found a place in my famies heart.
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Quite wonderful!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 January 2022
The Rabbit and Bear series have become a bit of a cult in our family, and this one does not disappoint. Rabbit’s adventures point to a lesson for life. Very funny , for grownups too and great to read aloud. Brilliant illustrations. Probably better to read the earlier books first. This series is addictive. I hope that another one is coming song soon !
GoodReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 March 2022
Good story but not as good as the other ones not as funny either wouldn't recommend I just wanted it for the collection will read again though
A good read for JuniorsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 August 2022
My grandson loves these books, very funny and is now passing them onto his sister.
Brilliant seriesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2022
My 3yr old loves these stories read to her and the 5 and 8 yr old enjoy reading them. They know the tales off by heart and explode into giggles every time.