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3.0 étoiles sur 5BEAR DESPAIR... and Bear Anger!29 décembre 2012
Par Pam T - Publié sur Amazon.com
**BEAR DESPAIR... and bear anger. A POSSIBLE SPOILER**
Lets cut to the chase. This is going to be one of those books that is not going to appeal to every mom/dad/teacher. The story is one where a bear is having a nice rest when a fox steals his teddy bear. Bear gives chase and almost gets his lovey back, but fox tosses it away. A lion finds it and Bear again gives chase. This continues until the end when, of course, the reader is satisfied and bear and toy are reunited.
What's controversial about all this is that the angry bear swallows all the naughty animals that don't give him back his bear. He swallows the fox, and then the lion and the eagle. And like Cronus disgorging his children, the satisfied bear (having his teddy back) releases the other animals from his stomach.
Now there are surely multiple ways of looking at this story. One could see the story as a way to use imagination to empower a toddler. And certainly some small fry would like to have the power to correct injustices, and otherwise get their way.
However, there are probably going to be moms like me who are going to wonder if it's a good idea to expose very little children to any sort of violence and uncontrolled rage. That call, of course, should be made based on the children. Some comprehend abstracts better than others at the toddler to kindergarten age.
MY THOUGHTS I wasn't crazy about Chicken Thief --another book in this series-- so it shouldn't be surprising that I have some hesitations about this one. But in general, I like it better than Béatrice Rodriguez' little book.
The artwork though is not going to work for all children. It consists of a scratchy pen style in very muted and muddy colors. I happened to really like it, but I'm an adult and the toddlers I know happen to prefer bright colors with more contrast. [Oh, you should note that the cover doesn't fairly represent how the rest of the pages look. The teddy bear is never shown in such detail, and neither are the landscapes nor the characters.]
THREE AND HALF STARS with many 'warnings'. This might be one to get from the library first. That way you can assess the artwork and the content to see if it would work with your child(ren).
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Cute book25 décembre 2012
Par Leanne Hinton - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Illustrations in this book are great. I use wordless books in language teaching - the teacher tells the story out loud, while the learner listens and might ask questions. This book has repetition of a particular set of acts - stealing, chasing, swallowing - that allows good repetition of words and sentence forms, easing the understanding and learning of those forms.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Kids Love It!12 mai 2013
Par Mtck - Publié sur Amazon.com
I used this book with a group of 3 and 4 year olds and they absolutely LOVED it. The kids especially enjoyed putting words to the story, and thought the story was quite silly. It serves as a great book for discussing emotions-- we identified the different emotions they thought bear felt during the story, and discussed if we have ever felt a similar way. The sequence of events is predictable, which makes it even more fun for the kids. Since the first reading, they have asked for it over and over. The illustrations are well-done and the colors choices are excellent. There is a perfect amount of pictures in the book, so the reader is able to see the progression of events without being overloaded with pictures like other wordless picture books.