The Very Hungry Bear

A hungry black bear agrees to help a polar bear find a new home in exchange for a fishy feast. But can black bears and polar bears really live together? Bear is trying to catch a fish when he accidentally reels in… a polar bear? The poor bear is lost and his ice floe is melting. So he agrees to give Bear a pile of fish in return for a new home. These two are as contrasting as black and white, but will Bear find the perfect home for his new friend? Join this lovable pair of bears as they find out whether these two polar opposites attract, in a beautifully illustrated story with a subtle message about preserving the wild habitats of bears.

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    Nick Bland’s The Runaway Hug won the Australian Book of the Year for Early Childhood award in 2012.

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