Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking: Toon Books Level 2

Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking: Toon Books Level 2

by Philippe Coudray
     
 

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The silly logic of a very serious bear!

Benjamin Bear does everything in his own funny way, whether it's drying dishes on a rabbit's back or throwing a ball at a friend to make him play. In this series of gags starring a very loopy bear, Philippe Coudray creates a zany world that makes kids think and solve puzzles, drawing all readers into the game.  See more details below

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The silly logic of a very serious bear!

Benjamin Bear does everything in his own funny way, whether it's drying dishes on a rabbit's back or throwing a ball at a friend to make him play. In this series of gags starring a very loopy bear, Philippe Coudray creates a zany world that makes kids think and solve puzzles, drawing all readers into the game.

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Publishers Weekly
Anthropomorphized animals are nothing new in children’s literature—least of all anthropomorphized bears—but the antics of Benjamin Bear feel unique. This French comic book, now translated into English, follows Benjamin Bear through a series of eccentric short stories that each fit one page. Benjamin goes through his life doing things one oughtn’t to do but having no understanding of why. For instance, he sees his friend the fox chopping bricks in half, karate style. Benjamin Bear says he can do that, too, but makes the fox chop some more bricks unable to understand that he, Benjamin, ought to be the one chopping the bricks himself. This leads to some silly, lighthearted humor. At other times the comics turn to rumination, as when the bear and the rabbit watch the sun go down together. They light a candle, and it, too, goes out on them, leaving them in darkness. The words are mostly fairly simple, and it’s aimed for preschool and above. All of the pictures are in color, and while they’re not overly detailed, Coudray is meticulous with background landscape. Ages 4–8. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
The whole enterprise lies somewhere between fuzzy-wuzzy was a bear and an introduction to fuzzy logic. It is original, deep-down funny, and, most important, the adventures are steeped in the rare quality of imaginative kindness.
—The Horn Book (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935179122
Publisher:
TOON Books
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Series:
Toon Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
981,352
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
GN20L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
The whole enterprise lies somewhere between fuzzy-wuzzy was a bear and an introduction to fuzzy logic. It is original, deep-down funny, and, most important, the adventures are steeped in the rare quality of imaginative kindness.
—The Horn Book

Meet the Author

Philippe Coudray loves drawing comics, and his many children's books are often used in schools in his home country of France, where his work was chosen by elementary school students for the prestigious Prix des Écoles d' Angoulême. He relishes any opportunity to collaborate on children's books and comics with his twin brother, Jean-Luc, who is also a humorist. Philippe lives in Bordeaux and enjoys painting, creating stereoscopic images, and traveling each year to Canada, where he searches for Bigfoot.

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