This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) It’s freezing cold and bear wants to sleep, so he finds a nice empty cave to shelter in. But as he tries to rest, a number of animals interrupt him, wanting to escape the bitter cold. Bear is not happy and tells each of the animals to go away, but still he can’t sleep. Then bear has an idea that will help him and all the animals … Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Perfect for the 4-5 year old beginner reader or those reading book band red.