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Don't Call Me Bear!

Author: Aaron Blabey; Illustrator: Aaron Blabey

  • AGES 3 - 5 
  • Genre Fiction
Warren, a feisty little koala, is frustrated and annoyed because since the days of Captain Cook, people have called koalas bears, and he really wants everyone to know that koalas are NOT BEARS — unfortunately even Kangaroo and Platypus are not impressed by his argument.

Rich with author-illustrator Aaron Blabey's hysterical text and unforgettably wacky illustrations — plus nonfiction facts woven throughout — Don't Call Me Bear! is a hilarious story about making sure everyone knows exactly who you are!


“Modestly informational and totally fun.”

Kirkus Reviews, Don't Call Me Bear!


“Will make viewers laugh, and maybe they’ll learn something about koalas, too.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Don't Call Me Bear!


“Will invite giggles of delight from readers and listeners.”

School Library Journal, Pig the Pug


“Funn[y]…tremendously moving.”

Kirkus Reviews, I Need a Hug


“A wonderfully silly story about being true to yourself.”

Kirkus Reviews, Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas


Aaron Blabey

Aaron Blabey

Aaron Blabey was an actor before he started creating children's books. In 2008, Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley was awarded Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year. In 2012, The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon was named a White Raven by the International Youth Library, Munich, Germany. It also won the Patricia Wrightson Prize in the 2013 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, and the Children's Peace Literature Award, 2013. And now The Bad Guys has won Australia's Children's Indie Book Award for 2016! Aaron lives with his two children and his wife in Sydney, Australia.

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