Father Bear Comes Home by Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak
The publisher says… Little Bear’s father is finally coming home from a long fishing trip. Little Bear is very excited to see him—even if he doesn’t bring the mermaid Little Bear has been hoping for! The children, parents, teachers, and librarians who so joyously welcomed Little Bear, the first I Can Read Book by this author and artist, will greet the return of these favorite characters with true delight.
Eva says… This one is actually FOUR books in one, kind of like that one about Amanda and her alligator, except it’s a chapter book and it’s not as goofy. It’s just about this little bear whose name is Little Bear! So THAT part’s easy! HA!
And you know, the stories are real good, but you know what the BEST part for me is? That these animals look like REAL animals and not cartoon animals. So the guy who drew this knew what he was doing.
So anyway, there’s four stories, and they all kind of go together. And I love the MERMAID one, because that mermaid has beautiful long red hair like mama, but you what my favorite one was? The one where Little Bear gets HICCUPS and so everyone has all these ideas about how he needs to get rid of them. But FATHER BEAR’S idea works best.
Because when you try to NOT hiccup, you can’t STOP. But when you try TO hiccup, you can’t START!
It’s just a good thing that Little Bear didn’t end up like that guy Tanya told me about in the Guinness Book of World Records who hiccuped for like TWENTY YEARS. Now THAT would be a LOT of chapter books.
So this is a good one.
Eva’s rating: ♥♥♥♥ (out of five)
(Father Bear Comes Home by Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak. An ‘I Can Read’ Book published by Harper Collins. ISBN 978-0064440141)
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