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Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola

Swapna Haddow is the author of the prize-winning Dave Pigeon series illustrated by Sheena Dempsey and writing as Swapna Reddy, The Ballet Bunnies series for fledgeling readers.

Dapo Adeola is an illustrator with a background in character development. His partnership with writer Nathan Bryon brought us the lovable science crazy character, Rocket who made her first appearance in the book Look Up! and a reappearance in Clean Up!

Swapna and Dapo are now collaborating on a new project, My Dad is a Grizzly Bear and it sounds as though they had great fun putting it together.

About My Dad is a Grizzly Bear

A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family.

Shhh. Beware. 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 be? But sometimes, when it’s scary at night, a lovely big bear hug is just what is needed.