My Dad is a Grizzly Bear

The Legend of Pemba in 'Wish Upon A Snowflake'

A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family, from brand new creative duo: Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola.

My dad is a grizzly bear…

In this family, it’s just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear . . . He has fuzzy fur, enormous paws and loves the outdoors. He sleeps a lot, even in the cinema and when he’s awake, he’s always hungry, usually eating up all the honey. What else could Dad possibly be?

A hilarious debut picture book written by Swapna Haddow, author of the award-winning Dave Pigeon series and illustrated by the very talented Dapo Adeola.

Woke Babies Book Awards
Winner of
Woke Babies Picture Book of the Year 2022

Best Children's Books
Winner of
Books for Topics
EYFS Best Classroom Read-Aloud
December 2021

The Independent
The Independent ‘Children’s Book of the Week’
April 2021

The Guardian Children's Books of the Month
The Guardian ‘Children’s Books of the Month’
May 2021

Scottish Book Trust Bookbug Book of the Month
Scottish Book Trust Bookbug ‘Book of the Month’
June 2021

The Times Best Children's Books for the Summer
The Times Best Children’s Books for Summer
June 2021

Waterstones Best Books
Best Books to Look Out for in 2021

Spark! School Book Awards
Longlisted for
Spark! School Book Awards 2021-22