Not So Scary Bear
Written and Illustrated by Ruth Waters
Published by Windy Hollow Books May 2018
Available from all good Australian and New Zealand bookstores and online .
Every day Scary Bear roams the forest looking for animals to scare. Every night he roars so loudly even the leaves on the trees shake. But looks can be deceiving. What is Scary Bear's secret?

Not So Scary Bear is a tale of deception, friendship, and of being yourself, scary or not.
Not So Scary Bear raises issues of friendship and acceptance. For ages 2 years and up.
Hardcover retail price $25.99.
ISBN: 9781922081728
For trade orders through New South Books


"It's a perfect book to share with preschoolers and little ones starting school about the need to be true to yourself and not judge others too quickly." Kid's Book Review 


"Ruth Waters book is fun, celebrates difference, and the importance of being true to yourself. This well-paced adventure saw me instantly charmed by bear." Little Big Reads


"Not So Scary Bear, by the very talented Ruth Waters, is a gorgeously illustrated, funny and adorable picture book for young children about bravery, breaking stereotypes and being yourself." Seeing the Lighter Side