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Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears (Irving and Muktuk Series)
     

Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears (Irving and Muktuk Series)

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by Daniel Pinkwater, Jill Pinkwater (Illustrator)
 

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Every year the little town of Yellowtooth celebrates the New Year with a Blueberry MuVin Festival. The festival is fun for all until the year Irving and Muktuk, muVin stealers of the worst kind, show up to crash the party. The bad bears are foiled by OVicer Bunny, but they show up again the next year, and the next, and the next. How will OVicer Bunny keep the bears

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Every year the little town of Yellowtooth celebrates the New Year with a Blueberry MuVin Festival. The festival is fun for all until the year Irving and Muktuk, muVin stealers of the worst kind, show up to crash the party. The bad bears are foiled by OVicer Bunny, but they show up again the next year, and the next, and the next. How will OVicer Bunny keep the bears away for good?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Following up on their Larry books, in which the Pinkwaters chronicled a polar bear's hankering for blueberry muffins, Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater, showcases the town of Yellowtooth as it celebrates the New Year with a Blueberry Muffin Festival. Inevitably, shifty-eyed Irving and Muktuk sneak in, costumed as penguins, chefs or "extremely large, hairy blueberry muffins." Officer Bunny is finally driven to ship them to a zoo in Bayonne, N.J., "the muffin capital of the world." (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Return once again to the far north, dear friends, where Officer Bunny of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has his paws full keeping villainous polar bears from eating up Yellowtooth's annual Blueberry Muffin Festival. With cleverness, wit and the assistance of hot muffins and a helicopter, the unregenerate Irving and Muktuk are ferried into the Arctic wilds again—and again—and again. That the ultimate solution to these problem bears can only be found in Bayonne, New Jersey, should come as no surprise to Pinkwater fans. Cult writer and NPR columnist Pinkwater has a passion for polar bears, and food and Bayonne. It is a funny passion. And Jill Pinkwater's bright, cheerful illustrations perfectly compliment her husband's mindset. 2001, Houghton Mifflin, $15.00. Ages 2 to 6. Reviewer:Kathleen Karr
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-Think of this story as a children's version of Northern Exposure with a sweet tooth. Irving and Muktuk are two bumbling polar bears with a craving for blueberry muffins. It is New Year's Eve in the town of Yellowtooth, where the townsfolk arrive on dogsleds, snowshoes, and skis to celebrate the annual Blueberry Muffin Festival. Enter Officer Bunny, who is eager to uphold the law and protect the muffins from the two outlaw bears. Witty text mingles well with the comical illustrations done in felt-tip marker and ink. Children will laugh at the disguises used by these intruders trying to outwit the law. Cleverly written, this story would make a great read-aloud.-Karen J. Tannenbaum, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, IN Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher

"The Pinkwaters are a hoot in all the best ways: odd but canny, droll but jazzy... A hpleasurably eccentric story, open to very theatrical readings, and what wry illustrations—a combination, like time and money, that works." Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618354047
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Irving and Muktuk Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
AD820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Daniel Pinkwater lives with his wife, the illustrator and novelist Jill Pinkwater, and several dogs and cats in a very old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

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Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears (Irving and Muktuk Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it!!!!!!!!!!