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    • ISBN:9781444013504
    • Publication date:26 Mar 2015
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Belinda and the Bears and the Porridge Project

By Kaye Umansky
Illustrated by Chris Jevons

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Brand new Early Reader by Kaye Umansky, author of the bestselling Pongwiffy the Witch books, about The Three Bears (yes, the same ones) and a clever little girl called Belinda.

Belinda lives in Honeybear Lane with her mum and dad. The house next door is empty ... until, one day, The Three Bears move in. Their house in the woods has been knocked down to make way for a motorway, and now they need Belinda's help to cope with the outside world. After all, bears can't live on porridge alone.

Kaye Umansky's new series for Early Readers is just as warm and delightful as her Algy's Amazing Adventures books. Every page is illustrated in full colour by Chris Jevons.

Biographical Notes

Kaye Umansky is best known as the creator of Pongwiffy, 'the witch of dirty habits'. She taught at London primary schools for 12 years, specialising in music and drama. She now lives in north London and writes full-time. Her website is http://kayeumansky.com/

Chris Jevons is an illustrator and animator based in York. He has worked on high-profile projects for clients including E4, CBBC and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. His website is http://jevsillustration.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter @jevillustration

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  • ISBN: 9781444013498
  • Publication date: 26 Mar 2015
  • Page count: 80
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
I read this Early reader book twice at bedtime with my six-year-old daughter, Poppy. She loved it — Families First
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