Blog tour: ‘The Best Bear Tracker,’ by John Condon, illustrated by Julia Christians.

Today I’m sharing a picture book which is a must-read for any bear hunters out there. PLUS, I’ve got a brilliant bearish craft activity to help keep young readers amused…

‘The BEST BEAR TRACKER in the world is on the lookout! But can she find a bear?

How do you spot a bear? In The Best Bear Tracker, the rules are quite clear, but maybe, just maybe, our heroine might not be as good at tracking as she thinks.

This hilarious picture book is full of quirky charm. Little readers will love laughing at the main character, who is oblivious to the bears following her through the forest. But are they really what she is looking for?’

CRAFT ACTIVITY

Want to make a bear of your own? Try this super-easy craft activity. You won’t just have lots of fun. Making your very own bear face is also a great way of developing fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, and bilateral co-ordination. A winner all round!

You will need:

Method:

1. Cut your bear face out of some stiff cardboard.

2. Wrap your string or wool around the cardboard face, making sure you criss-cross strands and cover it over evenly.

3. Stick on your googly eyes or buttons.

4. Add a nose and you’re done!

Could you make a polar bear? A grizzly bear? A rainbow bear?


This was such a fun read – a classic example of the text saying one thing but the illustrations saying something very different! I can almost hear hoards of pre-schoolers screaming in delight as they spot the bears which our intrepid tracker seems entirely unable to see.

I love the step-by-step instructions to finding your very own bear and am sure lots of readers will be inspired to write their own for all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures. Now, I’m off to pack my snacks and compass to find me a bear…

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Templar Publishing for asking me to be a part of this blog tour*

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