Book cover for My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear

My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear

Swapna Haddow

Illustrated by Dapo Adeola

Ages 3 to 6



29 April 2021
32 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books


Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola’s My Dad Is a Grizzly Bear (Macmillan) is a feast of sly visual jokes and loving fun poked at a hulking, hairy, silhouetted father, with bouncy interwoven repetition that makes it huge fun to read aloud.
The book to rush out and buy for Father’s Day: about all the bearish things a dad does, the best of which is give bear hugs. Cartoony pictures are busy with comical details, and the text is lively, observant and relatable.
With some lovely words and beautiful illustrations, the book carries the reader away on adventures, camping under the stars and looking for bears in the forest. Meanwhile, dads everywhere will sympathise with the father and his scratchy beard.
My top pick for Father's Day is this big-hearted look at family life, seen through the eyes of a little boy with a big imagination, replete with humour and warmth, and playful, energetic art from rising star Adeola.