Pony and Bear Are Friends

Pony and Bear Are Friends

by Sigrid Heuck

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- After a brief rebus introduction to remind readers how Pony and Bear met in Who Stole the Apples? (Knopf, 1986), Bear announces that he must leave to hibernate. Pony is so sad about losing Bear that he decides to accompany him to his cave. A minor disagreement about the color of a bird's claws leads to a bitter argument, and they quit speaking to one another. Suddenly everything feels bitter cold and miserable. A small deer reminds them of their past friendship; come spring, they find that they were both wrong about the claws. This story is rather strong and direct in its moral lesson, but is made palatable by its style and illustrations. As in the first book, the story is told in rebus, using large, clear type with colorful pictures for most nouns in the story. Since there is a lot of repetition, it will flow, even for young readers. At intervals are colorful, full-page illustrations to tie the events together. Since children will be involved in the telling of this rather long story, and since it comes to a satisfying end, they will likely overlook the heavyhanded approach. --Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Pub . Lib . , NY

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Random House Children's Books
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1st American ed
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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