Animal stories

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Rabbit and Bear

This is a great book if your reader:
Is starting to read independently. The book's length and the amount of text on a page make it a perfect bridge between picture books and longer chapter books.
Likes to get to know characters, as they will enjoy finding out how this warm and funny duo grows and change. (Rabbit is quick to react and easily annoyed, and Bear is a careful guide who thinks before responding. Together they become a team who bring out the best in each other).
Enjoys a story written with the right amount of sentimentality and humour.
But be warned, the book uncovers that rabbits eat their poo, so if this is not a topic for you, then you might want to give Rabbit and Bear a miss.

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The Murder's Ape

This is a great book if your reader:
Enjoys journey stories with an intriguing mystery.
Likes beautifully developed characters who feel like your friends.
Loves how the underdog can keep going, no matter what.
Wants a long book, but is building up the stamina. The book is split into 3 parts so readers don't have to read it in one. 

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Dave Pigeon

This is a great book if your reader:
Is beginning to read chapter books.
Revels in laugh out loud slapstick humour.
Wants a story with a quirky, likeable main character.
Needs a book with short chapters to build stamina and independence over a series of books.
Likes illustrations that beautifully capture the adventure and action of the story.

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