Bookbug's Book of the Month: There's A Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins

Written and illustrated by Ross Collins

Nosy Crow  ISBN: 9780857633934


Poor Mouse! A bear has decided to settle in his favourite chair, and that chair just isn’t big enough for them to share. Mouse tried all kinds of tactics to move Bear, from glaring at him and scaring him, to luring him with a pear, but nothing works. Eventually, Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up from the chair and walks home. But what’s that? Is that a Mouse in Bear’s house?!

With echoes of Dr Seuss, this joyously illustrated picture book by a multi-award-winning talent is perfect for sharing.

Any little ones (or grown-ups!) who have ever had to deal with a bigger child playing with their favourite toy or sitting in their chair will empathise with Mouse’s increasingly desperate attempts to get Bear out of the chair. Ross Collins’ funny rhyming tale is perfectly matched with his illustrations which will make you laugh out loud.

Beth Crozier – Early Years Coordinator



We have 5 copies of There's A Bear On My Chair to give away. Answer this question to be in with a chance of winning:

Where is Bear sitting in the story?

a) Table

b) Bed

c) Chair


Send your answer and address to This competition closes on Tuesday 30th June.

If you'd like more reading recommendations, you can see the other books Bookbug has selected for Book of the Month and discover more great books about Bears.