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Top Bear

Top Bear.

by Bill Nagelkerke

This lighthearted, humorous story is set during the time of the March–April 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. It describes the antics of two bears who appear to be competing to become the most popular bear in Lockdown Street. The story is told in the form of a television news report and includes social media posts and many entertaining word plays. It ends with a series of questions that invite readers to speculate about what might be behind the bears’ antics.

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Series: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

Learning area: English

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: bear, bubble, communication, community, competition, COVID-19, humour, language, lockdown, media, mystery, news, pun, reporter, rivalry, social media, TV, word play

In: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

Publication date: May 2021

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