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The New York Times Book ReviewIn The Bear in the Book, readers are in the hands of two masters—Banks with her well-chosen words and Hallensleben with his lush, color-saturated paintings.
“In ‘The Bear in the Book,’ readers are in the hands of two masters—Banks with her well-chosen words and Hallensleben with his lush, color-saturated paintings.”—The New York Times
"With its quiet, gentle tone, this is perfect for one-on-one bedtime reading as well as for introducing hibernation, sleep cycles, and seasonal change, but the engaging, double-spread pictures will please crowds, too."—Booklist, starred
"As with previous bedtime books by these fine collaborators, short simple sentences create a tranquil, soothing air, while the lush textured oil paintings fill the pages with dense color. But the most valuable thing about this gem might be that it demonstrates a best practice, to the benefit of children and parents alike."—School Library Journal, starred
"This is, quite literally, what reading with a child is all about."—Publishers Weekly, starred
"A tribute to the power of books to connect and the love that parents everywhere show when they share books with children at the end of the day, this picture book is simply spectacular."—Kirkus, starred
"This would of course make a fine bedtime story; it might also be interesting to use as a catalyst for discussion about the love of books and reading." — BCCB