Rabbit & Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing


The animals are accustomed to Bear having all the answers to problems. It seems that he is inclined to face off bad behaviour by being very reasonable and nice. However, what happens when an Icebear appears in the valley and is determined to take over? What’s more what if any form of gentle humour and kindness is refuted by threat and cruelty. Fancy wringing Owl’s tears to quell a thirst!

If Bear cannot offer a solution, who can? Surely it cannot be Rabbit who’s spent his winter escaping Wolf’s hunger? He wouldn’t seek Wolf’s advice, would he? It would mean travelling to the edge of the Dark Wood!

Yet what might Wolf have to share? Could it be that by facing your fears you discover bravery? Thereafter, might this bravery enable you to look eye-to-eye with a ‘bad king’ that you might challenge him?

The Rabbit & Bear series is unmissable. Its humour and wisdom satisfy and delight. Therefore, Bookwagon is so happy to welcome this fifth title, Rabbit & Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing, aboard.

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Rabbit & Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing

Julian Gough & Jim Field


We take a fifth outing to the forest near Rabbit’s warren and Bear’s cave with Rabbit & Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing. 
Although Bear can stand up to Wolf’s need to eat Rabbit, it’s a different thing when an Ice Bear appears, taking over Bear’s home and demanding that the forest take heed of his orders. That includes claiming the valley in his name. Suddenly all is his. So where are the animals to go? What’s more if Bear’s given up and has no ideas, is the situation hopeless?
Could it be the moment that Rabbit’s need to step up is provoked? Might he brave going to the edge of the Dark Woods to call up Wolf? Is there anyway that Wolf’s hunger can be overcome that he might teach our long-eared friend how to be brave? Thereafter, what does being brave mean- really?
Julian Gough offers a philosophical consideration of courage and self-belief in this fifth outing of a beloved series. What’s more, Jim Field’s illustrations are breath-taking. We’re aware of the way he can demonstrate atmosphere and character superbly in titles such as Farmer Clegg’s Night Out. It means that their combined talents offer an essential series to readers of all ages. Rabbit & Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing is recommended by Bookwagon to readers at home and school.


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