Release Date: 05/07/10
Bear is playing on the beach and, seeing the seagulls wheeling above him, decides that he would love to learn how to fly. And there are four children with him who know exactly how to make that happen. This is an exhilarating story about friends helping each other to realise their dreams - and having great fun doing it.
What makes this title is the beautifully colourful illustrations by Adrian Reynolds (artist for the Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaur titles) alongside an audio CD that will have your young reader chanting along.
The plot is reasonable and whilst there are a few nonsense words within, it’s the freshness and regular refrains that will stick in the young child’s mind. Whilst it won’t make my top ten picture titles for this year, it does keep the young reader happy and at the end of the day that’s what matters.