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Archie and the Bear
Archie has something to say, but no one is listening. So Archie leaves home … and discovers someone else with something to say. And because they both know how that feels, they both listen.
Archie and the Bear is a wonderfully quirky story about friendship, being yourself and acceptance from author Zanni Louise. Containing a strong and positive message affirming that children should be who they want to be, even if the world tells them they're something else, and that everyone should be accepted for who they are and what they believe.
David Mackintosh's illustrations are bold and striking with stark colour contrasts and a fantastic portrayal of the power of imagination.
Told by author Zanni Louise herself, who wears her Bear ears just for you, this is a gorgeous story perfect for children discovering who they are and where they fit in this big world of ours.
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge K-2 list