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The Very Itchy Bear

Fans of Nick Bland's picture book The Very Cranky Bear are going to love this one - and if you don't know what we are talking about, read on - this one is fun. I mean, just look at that front cover!

The four cave friends don't appear in this picture book, instead our bear must contend with a flea.

"Bear is here ...

and here is Flea

(but Flea's a little small to see)."

I love the almost matter of fact approach to the text by Nick Bland, "This is bear" "This is flea" it adds a comforting, predictability to the storyline perfect for younger ones who are just getting used to picture books with a slightly more detailed storyline. 

Visually Nick Bland's book is a pure delight - the use of space, colour and sense of movement make this book a joy to look at. Love the picture of bear balancing very precariously on a log, "floating, floating out to sea."

Bear's final acceptance of flea, makes for a neat story about friendship, acceptance and learning about differences.

Read our Book Week Interview with Nick Bland here.

Also in this series:

The Very Cranky Bear

The Very Hungry Bear

The Very Cranky Bear - Book App

The Very Hungry Bear - Book App


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The Very Cranky Bear is back!

This time he's cranky because of Flea,
who's biting high and biting low -
but that's just how Flea says

From best-selling author / illustrator Nick Bland.

Nitty Gritty


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The Very Itchy Bear 2011-11-30 11:09:01 nabbu
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Reviewed by nabbu    November 30, 2011

The Very Itchy Bear

Love this one too by Nick Bland. Kids love to try to spot the teeny tiny flea on each page. Illustrations are great, and so is the flow of the story. A winner when you're trying to get some giggles, definitely a crowd pleaser. :)

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