Blog tour: ‘My Dad is a Grizzly Bear,’ by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Dapo Adeola.

Today I have a chucklesome picture book which will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy! I love Haddow’s brilliant ‘Dave Pigeon’ series and Adeola’s illustrations are so full of life – I knew this picture book was going to be roar-some!

‘Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear.

In this family, it’s just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear . . . He has fuzzy fur, enormous paws and loves the outdoors. He sleeps a lot even in the cinema and when he’s awake, he’s always hungry, usually eating up all the honey. what else could Dad be? But sometimes, when it’s scary at night, a lovely big bear hug is just what is needed.

A hilarious debut picture book written by Swapna Haddow author of the Dave Pigeon series and illustrated by the brilliantly talented Dapo Adeola author of Look Up!’

This is such a fun read which highlights the very special bond between a father and his son. As I was reading, I was chuckling along at all the things Grizzly Bear Dad was up to – some of them were very familiar!

Even though he prickles and roars, and makes them freeze on long walks in woods, there’s nothing like a great big bear hug from your dad to reassure you when you’re scared. After all, everyone feels a bit grizzly at times!

Wildly imaginative and full of Adeola’s playful, joy-filled illustrations, this is a joyous read for anyone aged 3+. It would also be brilliant to use when exploring metaphors with older children!

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Macmillan Children’s Books for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour*

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