Hi Bears, Bye Bears

Hi Bears, Bye Bears

by Niki Yektai, Diane deGroat
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Apparent subscribers to the adage, ``If it ain't broke, don't fix it,'' Yektai and deGroat employ the same winning formula here--a singsong rhyme scheme and more multicolored, costumed bears--as in their earlier Bears in Pairs . Though some might question the need for still more of these busy bruins, the results in this companion volume are again amusing, and the illustrations even add a few au courant touches--a ``slim bear'' in leotard and sweat band is strenuously aerobicising; a ``good bear'' is shown practicing kindness to animals, while a smirking ``bad bear'' is pulling a poor kitty's tail. A variety of activities are represented, as well, from a balletomane ``bear on toes'' to a ``bear with board,'' a surfing enthusiast in lime-green tank top and groovy sunglasses. The prospect of a third book from these successful collaborators might even be bear-able. Ages 3-6. (Aug.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-- At first Yektai's minimal text seems based on opposites: ``Groom bear, Bride bear, Slim bear, Wide bear.'' However, the pattern does not remain consistent and, in fact, becomes confusing. ``Soft bear, Rich bear, Poor bear, Witch bear.'' Teddy bears of many colors and shapes illustrate the various activities. The book's layout is simple, with usually two bears per page and lots of white space for clarity. The last quarter of the book changes direction with the introduction of a ``plot'' of sorts, when the bears gather on the shelves of a toy store so that a little boy can choose his favorite. At this point, Yektai abandons rhyme while de Groat adds a background for the bears' activities. A book with a muddled plot frame that lacks unity. --Kathy Piehl, Mankato State Univ . , MN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531058589
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/07/1991
Pages:
32
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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