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Baby Bear's Chairs (Golden Kite Awards) Hardcover – September 1, 2005
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PreS. Yolen has extended and amended her poem "Bears' Chairs" from The Three Bears Rhyme Book (1987) to create the text of this appealing picture book. "Some bears sit / in great big chairs, / great big chairs / for great big bears," it begins. Not only is the sound of the verse satisfying, the tone is also pleasing, with well-chosen words expressing a small child's--OK, a small bear's--point of view. And that tone is reflected in the artwork, too. Fresh and bright, the large-scale pictures combine pencil, paint, and collage elements to illustrate the everyday activities of a likable little bear family at home while including a few fun-to-notice details. As an antidote to the many saccharine picture books composed of sweet, drippy lines repeatedly reaffirming parental affection, this one offers a pleasing story in which love for children--or cubs--is simply an integral part of daily life. A great choice for reading aloud. Carolyn Phelan
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About the Author
MELISSA SWEET has illustrated numerous picture books, including I Love You, Too by Eve Bunting, the books in the Pinky and Rex series, and Won't You Be My Kissaroo? She lives in Rockport, Maine.
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UPDATE: After owning this book for more than a year, I must confess that it is one of my daughter's favorites -- along with all the other two in the "Baby Bear" series by Jane Yolen (See "Baby Bear's Books" and "Baby Bear's Dreams") -- and I don't regret having purchased it at all. At 2, she now not only enjoys the rhymes but has memorized many of the rhyming couplets (which are short and simple) and frequently reads the books to herself. "Baby Bear's Books" is still her favorite, but this is now a close second. I would heartily recommend this book, as well as the two others. They're not easily found in bookstores -- which is nice if you give them as a gift because the recipient is not likely to receive them from someone else. If I could change my rating on this to 5 stars, I would.