When a bear named Mack wakes up with a boy on his back, we know instantly that we’re back in the droll and sweetly wacky world created by Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy in their first two highly successful picture books about a bunny-wearing boy and his sister Claire, who wakes up with a gator on her hair. Like A Boy and His Bunny and A Girl and Her Gator , this new picture book will entertain young children and their parents, and put smiles on the faces of their grandparents too.
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
A Bear and His Boy, and The Juggling Pug. He works at a New York advertising agency and lives with his wife and son in Darien,
Tom Murphy is the illustrator of numerous books, including four books with Sean Bryan.
He also works in advertising. He lives with his wife and two children in Westchester, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sean Bryan's books are wonderful! They are beautifully illustrated by Tom Murphy and the typography is simple but thoughtful. I love reading his books to my children and my children love them as much as I do. I only wish there were more!
By now I think we've established that I am quite fond of Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy's unique brand of picture books. And, yes, they are all similar. But I'm still going to review A Bear and His Boy (2007) because I'm thorough that way. Unlike the first two books in this series, this one is unsurprisingly about a bear who wakes up with a child attached to his head instead of the other way around. Unfortunately for Zach (the Boy), the Bear (Mack) has no time for such frivolity as he immediately tells Zach: "I've got no time to slack. I'm looking at my schedule, and it is jam-packed." Being stuck to Mack's back, Zach has little choice but accompanying Mack on his myriad errands as he buys slacks, and accepts a plaque, among other things. The more he sees Mack running around, the more Zach knows he has to speak up. Finally, at the end of the book, Zach reminds the bear that there is more to life than errands and schedules. Sometimes you just need to take a moment to relax. No matter how busy you are. No matter who is attached to whom. Like the previous installments in this series, the entire novel is written in rhyme which creates a lot of fun combinations throughout the story (flapjacks and slacks are my two favorites). Once again this story is just different enough to keep the premise fresh and unique. The story again ends with a reference to a new character, this time Mack's friend: A giraffe named Ned with a girl on his head which, I can only hope, means this dynamic duo will have a new installment out soon.
My daughter and son got A Girl and Her Gator and a Boy and His Bunny a few years back as gifts. I thought they were so clever since on the last page they refer to the next book Bryan publishes. When my third child came into the world and I saw this title, I knew he needed this title! I love giving these as gifts to siblings as well. The illustrations are fun as well as the rhyming story line!
Does anyone like this?????