The Not So Scary Story

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Published by DK Children

By Dubravka Kolanovic

About The Not So Scary Story

This rich and beautifully imagined book uses playful characters to teach children how to accept the differences of others

What do you imagine when you see a bear that wears a long, black cloak, only goes out at night, and doesn't talk to anyone? Benjamin the bear feels like everyone else, but his neighbours only see him as a scary vampire. This kind-hearted Bear is just very shy, and can't help but keep to himself - will his neighbours ever move beyond their fear and see Bear for who he really is?

This heartwarming picture book will leave little readers with the thought that no book should be judged by its cover, and to instead see that it's what's on the inside that truly matters!

This beautiful picture book for 3-5 year olds:

- Is perfect for parents and children to share and read together due to the large picture book format
- Addresses the sensitive subject of bullying and self-belief, to raise children's awareness on this issue
- Teaches an important life skill not to judge others based on their appearance, and see that there is more to us than meets the eye
- Is a soft introduction to a sensitive and tricky subject

Imaginative and lyrical, The Not So Scary Story is a reminder to challenge expectations and celebrate the things that set us apart. Inspire little ones to learn about and accept other people's differences through the engaging tale of Benjamin the bear.