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The Bear Who Went Boo!

Written by David Walliams
Illustrated by Tony Ross

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: The David Brooke Charity

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

David Walliams, comedian and Britain’s Got Talent judge, number one best selling picture book, with illustrations from the award-winning Tony Ross. At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go…BOO! But this little bear cub doesn’t always know when to stop. This is a boisterous tale of a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves nothing better than startling other animals. Read by David Walliams

Listen to an audio clip

Hello, I'm David Walliams. Today we're going to read my book about a cheeky little polar bear who likes to surprise people by going "boo"!
Let's explore your first feely picture of the little cub. He's standing up on his back legs like a person and facing towards us as if he's frightening someone with a really loud "boo". That's with his front paws raised up in the air for maximum scariness.
In the top left hand corner of this page, a yellow helicopter is swooping down to land. * helicopter Three of the Arctic animals you've met before are waiting on the snowy ground below. The stoat is at the bottom right of the page, admiring its reflection in a pool of water.
What a funny picture at the top of the next page. The walrus is lying flat on its back on the snow, sunbathing. His rolls of blubber are lying in wrinkles all over his body and his tummy is a big round blob.
Can you guess what a polar bear looks like when he's been given the shock of his life? Well, his fur has gone all spiky. You can explore exactly what he looks like in a feely picture at the end of the book.
Cheeky! The little cub couldn't resist one last "Boo!" He's burst through the paper page at the end of the book and raised his arms up to give us a final scare!
Well, that's the end of my story about the cheeky little polar bear. I hope you liked it and that you enjoyed learning about animals that live in the Arctic. Oh, and don't forget that you should never, ever, make important people fall into icy water if YOU want to be on the telly! Goodbye.
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What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Polar bear cub and walrus
Polar bear cub, puffins, iceberg, sea
Shocked polar bear cub, polar bear mama, arctic hare, stoat, walrus, fox

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