Grin and Bear It by Leo Landry

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Bear dreams of becoming a comedian. His jokes are unbearably funny, and he wants nothing more than to make his friends laugh. But Bear has a problem. He has stage fright.

When Emmy, the comic hummingbird, discovers Bear's jokes, Bear learns that there's more than one way to achieve your dream. Told in seven short chapters.

About Leo Landry

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Leo Landry is the author/illustrator of several books for children, including EAT YOUR PEAS, IVY LOUISE!, and SPACE BOY. Leo is also the illustrator of FRIENDS AND PALS AND BROTHERS, TOO. He lives in North Easton, Massachusetts.
Published September 9, 2014 by Charlesbridge. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Bear’s dreams of being a standup comedian are stymied by his stage fright in this chapter book for new readers.

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Publishers Weekly

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The title of Landry's (Space Boy) spry chapter book could easily be a punch line from its protagonist's repertoire of pun-centric jokes.

May 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Grin and Bear It

Portland Book Review

Leo Landry’s book Grin and Bear It tells the story of Bear’s journey to make his dream come true.

Jul 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Grin and Bear It

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