From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1—A crisp and spare aesthetic gives immediate appeal to this simple story of a demanding bear. Clearly a self-appointed king of any domain, this blue tyrant wearing a golden crown and a red cape has a to-do list that includes, "Do what I want. Take me where I want to go. HURRY UP!" Unsurprisingly, Bossy Bear's ways leave him all alone. An encounter with someone new—a patient, toothy turtle—leads to Bossy Bear's enlightenment. Vibrant colors, a clean layout, and small bits of text just begging for a dramatic delivery make this picture book a natural for read-alouds. Fans of the narrative style in Mo Willems's "Pigeon" books (Hyperion) and parents seeking behavior-related tales will welcome this tidy story.—Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI
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About the Author
David Horvath created Uglydolls with his wife in 2002. The dolls, both plush and vinyl, were an instant success and are now sold all over the world. They have appeared on theToday Show
, CNN, and in the windows of FAO Schwartz.Bossy Bear
is David's first foray into the picture book world. He lives in New Jersey.
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