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Requested by a five-year-old
on October 1, 2016
A little one of my acquaintance checked this book out from the library, and liked it so much she wanted her own copy. I obliged.
I won't recount the story, which is well covered in the book description. (This is a short children's book, after all.)
While I wasn't happy to see the bear portrayed as a lazy layabout, I thought it was a cute book. Some have criticized it as glorifying the hare for tricking the bear. But the world is full of tricksters, and another message is that you should understand a deal before you agree to it. The hare and his family worked hard. And so, eventually, did the bear.
So chill and have some fun with this book.