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Bizard the Bear Wizard

It’s almost time for BIZARD THE BEAR WIZARD by Chrissie Krebs to be released. The Beary Bizard Blog Tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

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About The Book:

Bizard the Bear Wizard book cover


Author: Chrissie Krebs

Pub. Date: June 20, 2023

Publisher: Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 160

Buy it: Amazon (blog books)

Find it: Goodreads or Here

An ordinary bear gains extraordinary magical powers in this hilarious early graphic novel reader.

Bear was just an average bear, until the day a tornado lodged an out-of-control wizard’s wand in his head. Now he looks a bit like a cross between a bear and a unicorn. He is none too pleased, but it seems he might be stuck with the wand for the foreseeable future.  

Even worse, he now has the ability to grant wishes—something he wants no part of. He’d much rather spend his days dozing away. His friends give him a new name—Bizard the Bear Wizard—and he reluctantly accepts his new magical powers and starts granting wishes to everyone in the forest.

But when the evil wolf and his bad guys threaten them all, Bizard knows it’s time to embrace his magical destiny. Only he and his newly wanded head can save the day now. Along the way, Bizard’s friends, Fox, Owl, and Squirrel, all bring their own brand of kooky support to his antics as he uses . . . and accidently misuses, his powers.

From the talented author-illustrator Chrissie Krebs comes the first of two hilarious younger graphic novels about Bizard and his friends.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Bizard the Bear Wizard illustration

Review for Bizard the Bear Wizard

If you’ve been around for a while, you know I love graphic novels. This is probably the youngest age group graphic novel I’ve seen and couldn’t have loved it more. The characters are funny, cute, and did I mention funny?

Some days things just happen that you have no control over. Poor Bizard got a wizard’s magic wand stuck in his head (not gory) but now the poor bear looks like a unicorn. What’s not to love about a unicorn? Bizard is not impressed. He’s very generous with his wish granting – a little too lavish. When one of those wishes turns out to be a disaster, he and his friends have to set the forest back on it’s course. Super cute book, an engaging story, and I think I’ve mentioned funny. Easy reading for all to enjoy. Can’t wait for the next book in the series!

I do have an ARC copy of the book (advanced reader copy) so I’m not sure if it’s correct – the first 16 pages of the book I received are colored illustrations on heavy duty paper – the rest of the book is black and white on thin paper. The high quality of the first 16 pages is greatly preferred.

About the Author

Chrissie Krebs has illustrated several picture books, including Pig in a WigA Dinosaur Ate Dad’s Hair, and There’s Something Weird in Santa’s Beard. She also illustrated Rodney Loses It by Gerard Bauer, which was named a CBCA Children’s Book of the Year for Early Childhood. She lives in Australia. Visit her at 

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Bizard the Bear Wizard Giveaway

1 winner will receive a finished copy of BIZARD THE BEAR WIZARD, US Only.

Ends June 27th, midnight EST.

Don’t miss this one – Enter here and good luck to you!

Bizard the Bear Wizard blog tour schedule

Bizard the Bear Wizard Tour Schedule

Week One:

6/12/2023The Chirpy Bookaholic
6/12/2023A Dream Within A Dream
6/13/2023Two Chicks on Books
6/13/2023YA Books Central
6/14/2023The Momma Spot
6/16/2023Country Mamas With Kids

Week Two:

6/19/2023A Blue Box Full of Books
6/20/2023Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
6/21/2023Two Points of Interest
6/23/2023Little Red Reads

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