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Scared Little Bear: A Not Too Scary Pop up Book

Scared Little Bear: A Not Too Scary Pop up Book

by Keith Faulkner, Jonathan Lambert (Illustrator)

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Children's Literature
Young Teddy the bear is awakened in bed by a scary sound. He worries that there could be a lion or a rhino in his house. Each of these animals appears in turn as a large pop-up creature that hovers over Teddy's bed. He calls out for Dad, but his father is fast asleep. On the last page of the book, Teddy opens his father's bedroom door and discovers that the scary noise is nothing more than his father's snoring. As the reader opens up the final page, a serrated piece of cardboard in the pop-up design creates a noisy, snoring sound. The pop-up creatures in this book are impressively large and clearly show that the figments of Teddy's imagination are much more frightening than reality. 2000, Orchard Books, $9.95. Ages 3 to 6. Reviewer: Seth Berg
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-When a young cub hears a mysterious rumbling noise in the middle of the night, his imagination runs wild. As he thinks about some of the creatures capable of creating such a racket, his cries for "Dad!" become louder and louder. No one comes to the rescue. Finally, Teddy climbs out of bed, opens the door to his parents' room, and discovers that the terrifying sound is only his father snoring. Large and colorful pop-ups take center stage here. Each monster that Teddy imagines jumps up as a bigger-than-life, 3-D paper sculpture. A scary lion opens its mouth wide, a garishly green gorilla reaches out with hairy arms, a yellow-eyed elephant lifts its huge trunk, and an enormous rhinoceros raises its spiky horn. Meanwhile, the bear is shown cowering under his covers, his smaller size and position off to the side making him seem especially vulnerable. At story's end, youngsters lift a page to reveal a pop-up of Dad's sleeping face, complete with a hidden paper device that makes a sawing sound. A picture of Teddy's mother, wearing curlers in her hair and large earplugs, helps to lighten the tone and matches the humorous resolution. While this book is too fragile to circulate, it makes an attention-grabbing selection for storytimes about night frights.-Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Scholastic, Inc.
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Edition description:
1st American Edition
Product dimensions:
10.15(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

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