[Review] Faux Paw – Julia Dweck

Faux Paw Book Cover Faux Paw
Julie Dweck
Xist Publishing
22 October 2013

Waldon Bear is a little boy who wants to be a bear.

“That’s impossible,” says his teacher, Mrs. Hunter. “Human children grow up to be human adults, not animals!”

But Waldon refuses to listen. Can Waldon make it as a bear in school?

Will Waldon convince the other children and Mrs. Hunter that he’s truly meant to be a bear?

This humorous look at childhood will charm parents and delight young readers. At its heart, this story carries an inspirational message to believe in yourself and your dreams and for parents to believe in their children, too.

And for those who can bearly wait to learn more about bears, the book ends with Mrs. Dweck’s fun facts about bears from around the world.

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

When Waldon Bear tells his teacher Mrs Hunter that he wants to be a bear, I don’t think she was quite expecting that!

“That’s impossible,” says his teacher, Mrs. Hunter. “Human children grow up to be human adults, not animals!”

Waldon’s mum tell him he can be whatever he wants to be and helps make him a bear costume to wear to school the next day. Much to his teachers dismay.

The message that we got from this story is that you don’t let anyone tell you cant be what you to be, and this is yet another great book from Julie Dweck with clear messages for the children, done in  such a way that the story is engaging and also entertaining with great illustrations.

After reading this my son told me he want to be a Zombie! Not quite sure where that came from lol

At the end of the story as always,  we have Julies fascinating bear  facts and fun animal track quiz – I was quite bad at that lol

This book is available to purchase from 22nd October.

Happy reading!


About the Author

Julia writes children’s stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Julia’s background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read about and what makes them giggle. Julia collaborates with some of the leading artists in the world of children’s literature. Julia is also a designer of educational adjuncts for children’s literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers.

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I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

One thought on “[Review] Faux Paw – Julia Dweck

  • February 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks so much for your lovely reviews. Your review is featured across my social networks today. I’m so glad you enjoyed my stories. 🙂

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