Grizzly Ben with Alan Dapré (Morning Session)

Grizzly Ben with Alan Dapré (Morning Session)

Date: Saturday 08 April 2023
Time: 11:15 - 12:00
Venue: Advanced Research Centre (The ARC)
Category: Social events
Speaker: Alan Dapré

Free but ticketed via

Suitable for ages 3 – 7 | All children should have an adult with them for the duration of the event

Please book a ticket for all children in attendance. Adults do not require a ticket.


Ben loves grizzly bears so much that he wants a real one for his birthday. When he gets a toy cuddly bear instead, he tries to teach it to be a real bear. But it's soon covered in honey, soggy and stuck up a tree! Every time the toy bear cannot do something, Ben gets more and more grizzly. So grizzly he becomes a grizzly bear! What will it take for Grizzly Ben to become Ben again?

This gorgeously quirky tale of a grumpy and grizzly little boy will capture your heart. Full of energy and vitality, Alan Dapré’s words and Alex Ayliffe’s illustrations will take you on a familiar journey from tantrums to tucked up in bed. A story with themes of companionship, friendship, feelings, emotions and love.

Alan Dapré is an experienced author of 61 books for children. His plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio & published for use in schools. A TV scriptwriter, whose work was BAFTA nominated, he now writes stories for young readers. Alan regularly appears at book festivals, libraries & school. He delivers lively wordplay packed interactive events based on life as a professional writer and his childhood experiences in Care.

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