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Can Bears Ski?

Can Bears Ski?

by Raymond Antrobus and Polly Dunbar
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/02/2022

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The debut children's book from Ted Hughes award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus that tracks a father-and-son journey into the discovery and management of deafness.

Boy Bear cannot hear Dad Bear coming to wake him up in the morning but he can feel the floor vibrate with his heavy footsteps. He can only grasp little bits of what his teacher says to him at school. He cannot catch what his friends are laughing at. And, all the time, Boy Bear keeps hearing the question, "Can Bears ski?" What does it mean? With the support of Dad Bear, Boy Bear visits an audiologist and, eventually, he gets hearing aids. Suddenly, he understands the question everyone has been asking him: "CAN YOU HEAR ME?"

Raymond draws on his own experience to show how isolating it can be for a deaf child in a hearing world. But through his lyrical and moving words, matched with Polly's stunning imagery, he also shows how many ways there are to communicate love. With a solid network, Boy Bear will find his place in the world.

ISBN:
9781406394627
9781406394627
Category:
Picture storybooks
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-02-2022
Publisher:
Walker Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
40
Dimensions (mm):
240x271x4mm
Weight:
0.22kg
Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus became the first ever poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre. He has also won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Ted Hughes Award, PBS Winter Choice, and a Sunday Times & The Guardian Poetry Book of the Year 2018 Awards. Can Bears Ski? is his first picture book.

Polly Dunbar

Polly Dunbar is one of the most well known illustrators working in the UK today. Polly's bestselling book, Penguin, has won numerous awards including the BookTrust Early Year's Award, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize, the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly was chosen as one of BookTrust's Ten Best illustrators.

Polly is the illustrator of Shoe Baby, Pat-a-Cake Baby and two picture books written by David Almond. Polly created Tilly and Friends, a series which is now animated on CBeebies. She is also co-founder of an award-winning theatre company. Polly lives in the Waveny Valley, Suffolk with her partner and their two boys.

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