Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
The Bravest Ever Bear

The Bravest Ever Bear

Spring 2000 Picture Books
Ages: 5 & Up
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Paul Howard
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0-7636-0783-5
Hardcover Price: $15.99
Review:
This rambling, and self-indulgent book about bears won't be every child's cup of tea, but sophisticated listeners who know their nursery rhymes and the story of The Three Bears may find Ahlberg's improvisations lots of good fun. Amid the sight jokes and banter, there is a serious question that surfaces: what elements comprise a good story? And when does a story become too much of a story? Some listeners may even be inspired to try bear stories of their own. Paul Howard's freewheeling illustrations are as zany as Ahlberg's manic, slapstick text.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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