On the day that Miss Cluck says there is going to be a new animal in the class, everyone is very excited. In fact, there are squeals of delight. Nobody expects the new animal to be a bear.
So, when Boris takes his first hairy, scary, grizzly steps into the classroom, Leticia the rabbit, Fergus the fox cub, Maxwell the mole, and the little mice... scream! Of course, Boris doesn't mean to be scary. He only wants to make friends. Even so, his first day at school is miserable and lonely. It seems to him that no one wants to be his friend.
However, when Boris inadvertently scares off some bullies (innocently trying to make friends once more) he truly endears himself to his classmates.
Boris is a gentle giant and he immediately wins our affections. How Boris is perceived by his classmates and how those perceptions change as the story unfolds give this picture book real resonance for children everywhere who have experienced being new among an unfamiliar group. This big book couldn't be more size-appropriate to its central character-and is perfect for a group to 'paw' over.
Perfect for sharing with children who are anxious about making new friends at school, at a playgroup, or even at a party.
Published in ten languages, and with 290,000 copies sold worldwide, Boris is already an international star.
Beautifully-observed, sensitive watercolour illustrations.
A lovable central character-bears are perennially popular in children's picture books.
A book with positive messages about friendship and acceptance.
Tackles many issues that are addressed in the government initiative
About the Author & Illustrator
For OUP, Carrie Weston is the author of 'Moonlight Lily'. For other publishers she has written 'Lucky Socks' and 'When Brian was a Lion' (Gullane) and 'Chicken for Supper' (Simon and Schuster).
Tim Warnes is widely published in the UK with books such as the 'Little Tiger' series, the 'Ssshh! Santa' series, 'Scaredy Mouse',' Little Honey Bear and the Smiley Moon' and' I've Seen Santa', all published by Little Tiger.
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