Win a signed copy of Emma Chichester Clark’s newest picture book

bearsdontreadGeorge isn’t like the other bears: not content with chatting and fishing, he wants more from life. He finds a book under a tree one day and sets out on a quest to find out what it says by learning to read. But who will teach him? All the other bears have no interest in reading and finding out more. The answer comes in a little girl called Clementine, who isn’t scared of the bear. She just wants to teach George what her book says.

Bears Don’t Read Is an enchanting wintry story about friendship and gaining a lifetime love for reading, written and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. It’s perfect to curl up with this winter, and you could win a signed copy simply by leaving a comment on this blog post!

Giveaway details

  • Leave a comment on this blog post to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of Bears Don’t Read
  • The giveaway is open until 5pm October 20th 2014, when FIVE winners will be chosen at random.
  • The giveaway is open to UK/Eire residents only.
  • Winners will be contacted within 24 hours of being drawn. If they have not replied by October 27th their prize will be forfeited.


  • Good Luck!

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners were: Rachel Johnston, Carmen Haselup, Ruth Crossley, Jackie Trinder and Avril.

    22 responses to “Win a signed copy of Emma Chichester Clark’s newest picture book”

    1. Avril says:

      What a lovely story! Be proud to like books and reading – keep looking out for others who share your interest in reading, never give up or feel alone and soon you will find a friend to share your book love with 🙂 Brilliant author/illustrator – we love EmmaCC.

    2. Mary Roche says:

      My nephew George is learning to read. LOVES Emma’s illustrations already esp Not Last Night but the Night Before. Why? “I love the way she does eyes”. He’d ADORE this.

    3. Naomi says:

      The illustrations are so beautiful! My daughter (and me!) would absolutely love this book. Good luck to everyone!

    4. Carol Wilcox says:

      I’d love to read this with my Grandchildren.

    5. Sarah Yewman says:

      We love ECC and we have a few people here who would love that book 🙂

    6. I Love Emma Chichester Clarks work!

    7. Felicity Cornish says:

      Looks like an amazing book. Would love to sit and share it with my daughter Poppy. It looks like it would be a favourite for her and the illustrations look amazing x

    8. Caroline says:

      Looks like a beautiful book. I’m sure my son would love it!

    9. Nanette Grover says:

      Excellent book, I’m sure my son would love to have his own copy.

    10. Clare Zinkin says:

      Our favourite illustrator. My Blue Kangaroo fan would love to receive this just in time for her 5th birthday so she can tell all her new friends in her new school library!

    11. Karen says:

      I’d love to use this for my storytelling sessions around the schools I visit.

    12. Ruth Crossley says:

      I have an empty pawed bear sitting on a sofa in our school library who looks like he needs a copy of this to hold and cuddle up with our smaller borrowers. Also a team of enthusiastic Year 6s who will read it to them and doubtless enjoy it just as much (if not more) than their Reception listeners!

    13. Menai says:

      What a gorgeous idea.We would love to read this with our little Ursula bear

    14. Jess Thewlis says:

      Lovely book and illustrations. Great for encouraging a desire to read in the younger children.

    15. The expressions of Emma C-C’s drawings are exquisite. The animals look and speak with just tilts of the head and little glances.

    16. Kirsti Brown says:

      A perfect combination – reading and friendships. What more could anyone ask for from a book?

    17. Elli Woollard says:

      I would absolutely adore this book – anything by Emma CC is brilliant.

    18. Wendy says:

      I would love to receive a copy of this book for my daughter who was highly amused at hearing about a bear that wanted to learn to read. 🙂

    19. Beverley Bedforth says:

      What a brilliant idea! This will inspire some of our reluctant readers.

    20. Rachel Johnston says:

      When it’s so grey and wet outside this morning, a story like this would be ideal to read to the nursery class! Emma’s books are great favourites at my school.

    21. Jayne Gould says:

      This looks perfect to read in my library sessions with Reception and KS1 classes!

    22. Looks beautiful. Any book celebrating reading for pleasure is very welcome on my shelves!