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Norton and the Borrowing Bear

Gabriel Evans



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29 September 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- In a neighbourhood where people rush around with no time to make friends, Norton is rather pleased when Bear moves into the terrace next door. He invites Bear to dinner, and they have a lovely time discovering the things they have in common, but when the bear leaves, he askes to borrow Norton's slippers. And the next day, asks to borrow Norton's teapot - and teacup - and then increasingly, more and more of Norton's thing without returning any of the previous items, until poor Norton uncharacteristically snaps. Exuberant pencil and watercolour illustrations capture the characters' expressions and surroundings, and the subtle message about boundaries and friendship is beautifully done. Evans' previous book Norton and the Bear was shortlisted for the CBCA awards, and I can see this one following. Ages 4-6.  Lindy

Wouldn't it be fun to have a friend living right next door to you? Well, as Norton discovers, it can certainly pose some challenges when that friend wants to borrow all of your favourite things. This is a story about setting limits and learning to accept your friends, flaws and all.
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 270mm, 
ISBN:   9780645069655
ISBN 10:   0645069655
Pages:   32
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Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gabriel Evans is an international selling picture book author and illustrator. His first book with Berbay, Norton and the Bear , was shortlisted for CBCA Picture Book of the Year. He is also the inaugural recipient of the SCBWI ANZ Established Illustrator Award.

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