William is scared of the place under the stairs. He is absolutely sure there's a great big and probably hungry grizzly bear lurking there. He is utterly convinced that the bear will gobble him up if he doesn't feed it, so every day he carefully opens the door, throws in some food and slams it shut quickly - wham, bang, thump! Find out what happens when a nastly smell pervades the house and Mum and William decide to investigate ...
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(265mm x 220mm x 3mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Book Review: Bear Under the Stairs by Helen Cooper - Reviewed by Sheepcoate (21 Jan 2013)
The Bear under the Stairs is a funny story, about how a young boy, William believes that there is a Bear living under the stairs as the title suggests. It’s a great story that goes to show the power of imagination and how fear can carried away and manifest itself in many different ways.
William needs to subdue the Bear by throwing food scraps to the Bear under the stairs. The book flows well with great rhyming sentences which makes it a joy to read and listen to. The pictures are colorful accompany the story well. The end was amusing for kids and adults alike.
Author Biography - Helen Cooper
HELEN COOPER is the only illustrator ever to win the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Award for two consecutive books: THE BABY WHO WOULDN'T GO TO BED, 1996 and PUMPKIN SOUP, 1998. She has had several other successful titles published by Doubleday including LITTLE MONSTER DID IT! and THE BEAR UNDER THE STAIRS, which won the Smarties Young Judges' Award in 1994. Both are now perennial favourites in nurseries, schools, libraries and bookshops. Helen is married to author/illustrator Ted Dewan. They have one daughter and live in Oxford.