- Age Range: 3 - 6 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 1
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (November 15, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159643970X
- ISBN-13: 978-1596439702
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Bear Who Wasn't There Hardcover – November 15, 2016
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PreS-Gr 2—The author/illustrator draws inspiration from the one thing that has been missing from all of her previous work: a bear. All parts of the book, from the case cover to the inside front and back covers to the title page, make light of the absence of the bear. The text is metafictional, calling attention to itself and even bringing Pham in as a character late in the tale. Much of the narrative is told through dialogue in which a cast of animal characters provide information about the bear's whereabouts and suggestions for where to find it. Anticipation builds with each page turn and every new animal who appears. The large cast includes aliens, armadillos, koalas, sloths, dinosaurs, zebras, and more. The author speaks directly to readers in a tone that is fun and light. The mixed-media art supports the humor by depicting cartoon animals who have exaggerated features and exhibit many human actions, such as standing on two legs, drinking out of a straw, using a toilet and a bathtub, and performing acts of magic, while the search for the bear takes place. The ending offers readers the payoff they were waiting for. VERDICT This witty picture book is perfect for storytime.—Samantha Lumetta, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH
"Delightfully nonsensical. Look―and laugh out loud."―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Plenty of crisply colored characters imbued with spirited temperaments and an interactive, engaging text." ―Booklist
"Should leave readers feeling like they’re in on a very clever joke."―Publishers Weekly
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