In autumn 2017’s Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, three Service youngsters have been finding out about A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting by Michelle Robinson and David Roberts…

Finlay Euston

Emily Dolby

Isla French








Finlay Euston (4)
“This book has two very scary bears, one is brown and one is black. I liked reading this book with my mummy and daddy. My favourite bit is the big ‘Pop!’”

Emily Dolby (5)
“I loved receiving the book through the post! I enjoyed reading about the different kind of bears and what you should do if you see one. I also thought they were cute. Mum thought there were some interesting facts in there too.”

Isla French (3)
“We enjoyed the book so much,” said Isla’s mum. “It captured Isla so much she sat and listened to the story with her dad and me, then again with her siblings and finally she read the book to her teddy.”

Have fun sharing books
Reading Force is the national shared reading charity for Service families where you can share a book and talk about it, together at home or over Skype or FaceTime if separated from your soldier.

You’ll receive a free book and scrapbook to fill in with your thoughts, letters, drawings and photographs. It’s a fun way to keep connected.

Take part via your children’s school, HIVE, or register online at

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