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Bear Shaped

Bear Shaped

Published: 2 Apr 2020

Paperback / softback, 32 pages

Recommended for age 3+ and 5+

By Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden

Published by Oxford University Press

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Jack and Bear were best friends. They did everything together. They went everywhere together. But one day, Bear just disappeared. . . A beautiful story of love, loss, and moving forward. Inspired by the true story of Jack and his beloved Bear.

Tagged bears , friends and school , friendship and toys

Reviewed by Gemma Honour

Bear Shaped by Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden sees the friendship of Jack and his best friend Bear. They do everything together, every day, all day. Until, one day, the unthinkable happens. Bear goes missing…

Bear Shaped is based on a true story which makes it even more heart wrenching when you discover Jack has lost his beloved Bear. It shows community at its best as everyone joins together to try and help Jack with the loss of his Bear.

The breath-taking illustrations make this book even more captivating. It explores how one small change can upturn someone’s whole world for better or for worse.

Will Jack manage to find Bear, or will he have to make his way in the world without him?

I am a Primary School Teacher currently teaching Year 3. I love to read in my spare time and share my passion for reading with others.