Dad haswoken up in a 'grrizzzly' mood.
All morning he has groaned and moaned and then he has gone back to bed.
But then junior pulls back the covers to discover it isn't dad at all lying there but a great big bear!
A delightful and tender tale ensues about howone little boy looks after a familiar-looking bear for the day. He brushes his fur and smelly teeth, lets him forage in the fridge, and then they zoom into town in a bright red sports car for the best day out ever.
At home, they have honey sandwiches and a big bear hug and, whenmumgets home, everything is back to normal.
Or is it?
Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan, pounds 5.99p/b (HarperCollins) JOHN Grogan's No. 1 best-seller, Marley AndMe: Life And Love With TheWorld's Worst Dog, has sold more than three million copies.
Nowchildren can enjoy the delights of this fabulously funny story in a newedition, specially adapted for younger readers.
Marvellous Marley is a yellowfurball of fluffwho quickly grows into a large rowdy labrador retriever. He is always getting into trouble, whether it's by stealing underwear, crashing through doors or dribbling on guests. He's even expelled from dog-training classes.
But although Marley's behaviour drives everyonemad, thosewho knowand love him accept him like no other.
His heart is pure and his larger-than-life personality is hard to resist.
Thiswarmstory shows that loving someone, flaws, paws and all, can reap huge rewards.