Don’t Call Me Bear! by Aaron Blabey
Scholastic Press, RRP $ 16.99
How many times have you corrected someone for calling a Koala a bear?
I know that I’ve made the correction plenty of times and found it particularly common when I visited America.
And this is what Aaron Blabey’s brand new book, ‘Don’t Call Me Bear!’ is all about. A VERY frustrated little Koala named Warren who is sick and tired of people calling him a bear when he is, in fact, a marsupial.
From the moment you read this book, it has Aaron Blabey’s signature style all over it. It’s funny and boy does this little Koala have lots of attitude!
‘G’day my name is Warren, and I’ve got something to share…Just because I’m furry doesn’t mean that I’m a bear.’
But Warren’s attitude and grumpiness are well warranted as he explains the things he has to put up with and the completely unrelated animals he’s compared to, for example, ‘a 10-foot grizzly bloke who makes bushwalkers SCREAM!’
I read this book to Elliott for the first time and when we got to the end he loved it so much that he asked me to read it again.
You will never go wrong when it comes to buying one of Aaron Blabey’s books. Don’t Call Me Bear! will bring endless laughter and is a book sure to be amongst the most read books on your bookshelf.