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Gough, Julian and Field, Jim: The Pest in the Nest (Rabbit and Bear)

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Gough, Julian and Field, Jim: The Pest in the Nest (Rabbit and Bear)

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Gough, Julian and Field, Jim

The Pest in the Nest (Rabbit and Bear)

Hodder, 2017, pp112, 9.99 [pounds sterling] 978 1 444 93426 7

Rabbit and Bear are friends. They live in the forest and, generally, lead a peaceful life but--today --their peace is disturbed by a non-stop hammering coming from the top of a tree. A woodpecker is looking for grubs to eat and a place to make a home. The noise is unbearable but all Rabbit's protests make no difference.

'The world is making me unhappy! I must change the world.'

'Maybe if you could just think about the world differently,' said bear. 'Maybe you could accept it.'

After much debate, Bear takes his self-centred friend to the top of the tree to meet the woodpecker and to see the view. Rabbit begins to change his mind about the world. He sees the grandeur of the forest, mountains and sky from the top of the tree and realises that he is not the centre of the universe. …

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