Big Smelly Bear

Big Smelly Bear

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by Britta Teckentrup
     
 

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Splish, splash-who needs a bath?
BIG SMELLY BEAR!

 
It's never bath time for Big Smelly Bear: his smell is simply unBEARable! Then, one day, he wakes with an awful, unreachable itch. He could use a scratch from a friend, but he stinks so much that no one will help! Will Big Smelly Bear change his ways and bathe? Kids will love this

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Splish, splash-who needs a bath?
BIG SMELLY BEAR!

 
It's never bath time for Big Smelly Bear: his smell is simply unBEARable! Then, one day, he wakes with an awful, unreachable itch. He could use a scratch from a friend, but he stinks so much that no one will help! Will Big Smelly Bear change his ways and bathe? Kids will love this lighthearted tale about keeping clean-and really relate to the bath-resistant adorable hero.

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Praise for the hardcover edition:
"[T]his is one handsome book. Teckentrup creates strikingly graphic spreads from simple, large-scale shapes and expressionistic overlays of texture and color. The combination of the blunt text and bold pictures might even help cajole reluctant bathers to get their feet wet." —Publishers Weekly
"This should engender roars of approval." —Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly

Teckentrup's (Kancil and the Crocodiles) determinedly dirty and deliciously rendered hero looks a lot like a mucky soccer field to which paws, ears and a snout have been added. His name is no exaggeration—he smells so bad that flies "were the only ones that ever came close." What finally gets him to come clean? A bad itch he can't reach and a cutie named Big Fluffy Bear, who offers to scratch his back if he'll take a bath first (she makes this offer while perched in a tree, safely out of range of the stink). The two bears quibble and Big Smelly Bear acquiesces grumpily (the interplay will undoubtedly remind some readers of exchanges between parent and child) but it's clearly the beginning of a beautiful friendship. While its subject matter is grubby, this is one handsome book. Teckentrup creates strikingly graphic spreads from simple, large-scale shapes and expressionistic overlays of texture and color. The combination of the blunt text and bold pictures might even help cajole reluctant bathers to get their feet wet. Ages 3-6. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907967658
Publisher:
Boxer Books
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
2 - 3 Years

Meet the Author


Britta Teckentrup was born in Hamburg, Germany, and later studied at St. Martin's College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. An internationally published author and illustrator, Britta now lives and works in Berlin, Germany with her artist husband and young son.

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Big Smelly Bear 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Nicki79 More than 1 year ago
My 2 and 4 year olds really adore this charming tale of a cute, yet stinky, bear who befriends an equally adorable, yet clean, bear who motivates him to take a bath already! I found this at my local library and am going to purchase it for my son's birthday. :)
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SusieQ55 More than 1 year ago
I am a grandmother who loves to read and loves the fact that my grandchildren are growing up with books. My grandson, Gideon had a copy of this book and it went everywhere he went. We realized he needed a new book and thought we would replace it with a hard bound copy. The Smelly bear is a wonderful character and reminds little boys they need baths to not be smelly!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books to read my three year old. We love it so much that I am looking online now for other books by its author