Culture Street

Books

Rapper Doc Brown pens picture book

On February 2, 2016

Ben Bailey Smith, otherwise known as rapper Doc Brown, and Sav Akyuz have been friends for years. Their unlikely friendship led them to collaborate on a new picture book, I Am Bear. Walker Books won the rights to publish the children’s picture book after a bidding war.

Ben Bailey Smith is not new to writing. He has written all his raps including the very funny A Proper Tea. The difference is, this time his rap is for children. As the brother of award-winning novelist Zadie Smith he has good literary genes on his side.

As an actor, Smith has played roles in the acclaimed BBC series Rev and Miranda, as well as Channel 4’s The Inbetweeners. He currently plays DS Joe Hawkins in Law & Order UK.

Sav Akyuz, the illustrator behind I Am Bear, was penning a storyboard for department store John Lewis when the bear in a purple onesie first showed himself. Bear is a memorable character and follows in the footsteps of other great literary bears.

insideiambear

So, what’s the book about?
If there’s trouble, one thing is certain: Bear was there. In (and out) of his outrageous purple outfit, Bear can do anything - steal honey from the bees, do magic tricks, steal doughnuts from a police officer, and annoy a certain pesky squirrel.

You will be charmed by the funny word play and bold imagery. Buy the book here.

You Might Also Like

Books

Final Girls by Riley Sager

By Sophia Whitfield

On August 18, 2017

Books

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening

By Sophia Whitfield

On March 24, 2014

Books

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

By Sophia Whitfield

On June 30, 2015
 

Books

Oprah Winfrey to publish healthy eating cookbook

Oprah Winfrey is the self-help guru we have all turned to. Who hasn’t followed her guidance on literature, self-improvement and spirituality?

On August 24, 2016

Books

The most exciting reads of August

Here are our picks for the best reads this month.

On August 1, 2017

Books

Phaedra Patrick shares her journey to publication

Phaedra Patrick studied art and marketing and has worked as a stained glass artist, film festival organiser and communications manager. An award-winning short story writer, she now writes full time....

On October 26, 2016
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2018 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au