September 2011, Frances Lincoln
32 pages, Hardback
Themes: friendship, imaginary friends, childhood, happiness, playing, imagination, adventure, feel good factor
Summary from Frances Lincoln
Billy has a bear called Griz. A Grizzly Bear. And the two friends have all kinds of wonderful adventures together. They go exploring, play hide and seek, eat peanut butter and honey sandwiches, share secrets and tell jokes. Griz is the best friend a boy could possibly have - whether he's a Grizzly Bear or a teddy bear...
This sweet story is teamed with what look like crayon illustrations, with scribbled notes on each page in a child's handwriting, which are funny to read. I liked the detail of the star constellations in one part of the story. It's definitely a book that be will be loved by children and adults alike - a 10/10 read.
For another fun picture book with lots of adventure, try The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer.