Although prodigiously large and strong, the banderbear is a timid creature. Its large doleful eyes are said to see the world larger than it really is.
~ Beyond the Deepwoods
The Banderbear is a character in Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell’s books; The Edge Chronicles. The idea is that at first, the Banderbear appears big and scary but if you took the time to get to know it, you would realise that it is actually really friendly… and a bit of a scardy-cat.
I think that’s a basic life lesson that can apply to all people. The geeky kid, the loner, the weirdo who eats clag, the kid that grins like a cheshire cat… are just stereotype. But if you gave them the time of day, you might just find that they turn out to be your best friend.
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