Grizzly Ben, Alan Dapre, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe
Publication year: 2023
Media class: Book
Publisher: Little Door Books, 2023
Notes: Ben loves grizzly bears so much that he wants a real one for his birthday. Instead, he gets a toy cuddly bear. Making the best of the situation, Ben tries to teach Cuddly Bear how to eat honey, fish and climb a tree like a grizzly bear. However, Cuddly Bear is soon covered in honey, soggy and stuck in a tree! Every time the toy bear cannot do something, Ben gets more and more grizzly. So completely grizzly that he grows furry ears, a shiny black nose, paws, a furry coat, claws and a round tail. Ben becomes a grizzly bear. What will it take for Grizzly Ben to become Ben again?