The Bear's Song

The Bear's Song

eBook - 2013
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New York Times Notable Children's Book"Sweet" has new meaning in this richly illustrated, immersive picture book about two bears on a big-city adventure. Papa Bear is searching for Little Bear, who has escaped the den. Little Bear is following a bee, because where there are bees, there is honey! When the quest leads both bears into the bustling city and a humming opera house, theatrical hijinks ensue, culminating in a deliciously harmonious reunion. Children and parents alike will savor Benjamin Chaud's lush illustrations, and relish in the book's bonus seek-and-find elements.
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9781452129471
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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PimaLib_BeccaB May 08, 2015

A suspenseful read, with a happy ending. Great for playing I Spy. Can you find the baby bear on every page?

forbesrachel Jun 26, 2014

In this visually expressive story, a papa bear frantically searches for his wandering son as he chases a bee through the forest, into the city, and eventually into a theater. Tall pages provide lots of room for expansive, detailed vistas, filled with both the fauna and flora of the forest, or in the case of the city, all the objects and people. As the book progresses it becomes a game to find the little bear and his bee. The artist does not intentionally try to hide him, rather the bear just gets lost in the crowd, or blends into the environment. Each page contains funny details, such as a deer with a broken antler, or the papa bear dressed up for the theater. No specific time period gets mentioned, however the architecture and vintage colours suggest the early modern period. Why people at this time would be oblivious to a bear in their midst is uncertain, but it makes it all the more amusing.

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