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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the series our readers read again and again. It's often the series which gets kids into reading because it's funny, easy to read, illustrated and you don't need to read the books in order. The paperback of The Deep End (book 15) is out now.

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Our Featured Chapter Book this Month is the new book in the wonderful Rabbit and Bear series written by Julian Gough and illustrated by Jim Field - A Bad King is a Sad Thing. Scroll down to see some of the gorgeous inside spreads.

The Rabbit and Bear books are about friendship, sharing and, of course, just a little bit of poo! The series is ideal for emerging readers aged 5+, both for reading aloud or independently. The colour illustrations and silly humour make them an excellent read for kids wanting something longer than picture books.

These sweet, colour-illustrated stories about two unlikely friends – gentle Bear and know-it-all Rabbit - are loved by our reviewers. Here are a few of the many 5* reviews.

"I couldn’t put the book down because of the way the words were written, and I have read it twice so far really quickly! It’s a really long picture book and a good introduction for moving to chapter books so I would recommend ages 6 to 8" A Bad King is a Sad Thing, Bananallama aged 7

"I loved this and so did my children. Fitted the bill perfectly for an emerging reader." Rabbit's Bad Habits, Obsessedwithkidsbooks

"This book is awesome!!! It’s a brilliant read for emergent readers. The story is full of laughs. The mention of poo gets any child intrigued. The story telling and vocabulary is great to further children with their understanding and reading." Rabbit's Bad Habits, HinghamKingfisher, Y1 Teacher

"This book was funny because some creatures farted. I absolutely loved this book." A Bite in the Night, Bookwormros aged 8


In the latest book - A Bad King is a Sad Thing - when Bear wakes from hibernation early and decides to build a snowman, Rabbit is sure he can do it better. But when an avalanche and a hungry wolf come along, grumpy Rabbit realises that having a friend like Bear on his side is definitely a good thing. Get a sneak peek at the book below.

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2021-12-21
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Rabbit and Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing: Book 5

Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear ... and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.

'A perfect animal double-act.' The Times , Book of the Week

Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he wants to be king. He's big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes.

Rabbit is confused: Bear has always been able to fix their problems in the past - but maybe this time he needs to ask for help from someone else. Does Wolf have the answer to the bad king's demands ... or will Rabbit and the other animals find the solution within themselves?

From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a story of friends, enemies, and how to avoid being pooped on by an icebear.

'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman

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21st December 2020

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Featured Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the series our readers read again and again. It's often the series which gets kids into reading because it's funny, easy to read, illustrated and you don't need to read the books in order. The paperback of The Deep End (book 15) is out now.

View book