Grrrrr! Book Review

Grrrrr! Book review

When I was asked to review a new book by Rob Biddulph called Grrrrr! I wasn’t sure what to expect, the title sounded like it might be scary or possibly aimed at small children.

However, Grrrrr! Is neither of these, it’s aimed at 4-7 years old and is a lovely story about a bear called Fred who lost his roar.

Grrrrr! Book review

Fred is an award winning bear who always wins the local competition with the loudest Grrrrr.  However as Fred spends all his time training for competitions he doesn’t have time for friends and thinks he is better off with his prizes.

The day before the big competition, a new bear arrives in town, Boris.  Boris is also very talented and apparently has the loudest Grrrrr ever!

Grrrrr! Book review

The morning of the competition Fred wakes up with no Grrrrr and sets off to find his growl with the help of a little owl called Eugene.  Eugene enlists the help of some more friends, but they just can’t find Fred’s growl anywhere.

Grrrrr! Book review

When it’s time for the loudest growl competition, Boris managed an impressive Grrrrr and then Fred opened his mouth and all his new friends help by growling too, the loudest Grrrrr ever, which makes Boris jump and Fred’s Grrrrr falls out of Boris’ jumper.

Fortunately for Boris, Fred is very understanding and the two bears become friends along with the other helpful forest animals.

Grrrrr! Book review

This is a lovely story about friendship and forgiveness and even better it rhymes! I love rhyming stories s they are so much fun to read and to listen to.

The illustrations are beautiful too, lots of lovely bright colours and clear images of the forest and animals.

The boys both love this story and whenever they see it I am asked to read it several times in a row!

You can buy Grrrrr! On Amazon UK here and you can also enter your own Grrrrr on Harper Collins app to win a signed copy of Rob Biddulph’s book.

J x

Disclaimer: I was sent this book for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.


  1. November 1, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I love Rob Biddulph’s illustrations but this book isn’t in our collection yet. Might be able to rectify it at Christmas. I’d recommend Blown Away too.

    • November 6, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      Will have to check out Blown Away, I loved this one so much! 🙂 x

  2. November 2, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    This book looks great. I love reading rhyming books to my kiddo’s, its much more fun! #marvmondays

    • November 6, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Yes! So much nicer to read for adults and kids! 🙂 x

  3. November 2, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    I love the sound of this book and the illustrations are absolutely fab. A is a little too young but I’m tempted to buy it anyway for when he is a bit older as it looks like a great book. Boris is such a good name too! Thanks so much for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • November 6, 2015 / 10:09 pm

      Our A loves it and he’s 21 months, so won’t be that long before he can enjoy it really? Do you have a present box? I often buy things that I like for them when they are older and then put it in there for the next birthday/Christmas or two. 🙂 x

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