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July picture book of the month: Big Bear's Bottom by Steve Smallman

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 02-Jul-13 09:57:12

July's picture book choice is Big Bear's Bottom, the story of a loveable bear who gets into all manner of mishaps with his enormous bottom that just keeps getting in the way. If you think you're dcs will enjoy reading this funny tale from award winning author Steve Smallman apply for a free copy and come back to let us know what they think on this thread.

johnworf Tue 23-Jul-13 17:14:25

DD aged 5 loves this book. Especially when bear chases the fox away.

Illustrations are lovely too. We've read this 4 nights running though and although she loves it I know the words pretty much off by heart!

We didn't get a free copy but I bought this as a present for my dd's nursery. She took it in this morning for her last morning and as we left her teachers were saying how good it was and how they had read it several times already! I think it's a big hit smile

bkaz Wed 24-Jul-13 19:37:17

Thanks for my copy. I read it to my 5 year old son. He loves it and the illustrations were beautifully done. Rhyming was great and it shows the meaning of true friends.

cherylnconrad24 Thu 25-Jul-13 08:37:26

I really like this book. My son is 2.5 years old and enjoys books for 2 minutes then gets bored. However with this he LOVED it! Story is great, pictures are great. Its a lovely book. I thought it was very colorful which is a good thing. Nothing i can fault about the book if im honest. My son laughed everytime at the word 'bottom' we enjoy reading it together. Thank you so much for a great book

Princesspond Thu 25-Jul-13 19:35:40

Received this book for my 5 year old dd and 3 yr old DS. Both of them like the book. They like the rhyming text and also the words in the illustrations that they can read. My ds loves the 'monster' part and wants to keep looking back at that page. I find it a good book to read, flows really well and fun to read. Thank you.

Kiwirose Mon 29-Jul-13 19:45:37

I have tried this book out on several occasions and my 4 year old twins both love it - so it is definitely Ok for both boys and girls. they love the fact that they can guess the last word of the stanza (because it is bottom every time) and my daughter in particular loves the fact that there is ne picture that is viewed longways as opposed to all the other illustrations which are viewed the conventional way. they got Grandpa reading the book several times on the day he visited so it is definitely a success........but as several f you have mentioned, anything that seays the word bottom is always a hit.

Great book for boys and girls

Blatherskite Fri 02-Aug-13 22:46:33

We gave this book the ultimate test last week. We were on holiday and DD (3) took this as her bedtime story. She didn't want to take anything else so we ended up reading it every. single. night. and sometimes during the day too!

I'm still not sick of it wink

Definitely a good book.

xxxlivelifexxx Sat 03-Aug-13 03:36:25

Thank you so much for my copy.
My girls loved this 8 and 4, captured them straight away with the name. A good rhyming book that girls enjoy, pictures girls loved which stated lots of little conversation.
They love to read themselves and with me.
My eldest 8 years old, has copied the story out a couple times.
Nice book. Many thanks xx

RememberYoureAWomble Thu 08-Aug-13 09:23:20

Thanks for my copy of this book. Read it to my 2 DCs (DS 6 and DD 3) and a visiting female friend (6). They all giggled through the first part, mostly due to the word bottom, then turned more serious when bear falls out with his friends because his bottom squashes the birthday cake. They liked the ending when bear scares away the fox that is going to eat his friends. Overall they enjoyed it and DD has asked for it several times since as a bedtime story.

mcupples Thu 15-Aug-13 08:35:39

That is a lovely book! It is funny and entertaining. My baby loved looking at the pictures and hearing the rhymes! I would recommend it!

apentry Tue 17-Sep-13 19:41:29

Me, my partner and my little boy (19 months) love 'Big Bears Botom'. We read it over and over and he especially likes the page with the pictures of Big Bears bottom and the fox jumping out. It has also helped his volcabulary as he can now say fox and moster. Thank you mumsnet

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