Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

About a Bear

About a Bear

Holly Surplice
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Tiger Tales, 2012   ISBN: 978-1589251120

You may be under the impression that bears have rather simple monotonous lives, lives that are not terribly interesting, but this is not the case at all. Bears have busy lives, just as we do. At least the bear in this book does.

This bear has lots of little adventures and he experiences all kinds of emotions. He is happy, sad, bored, and glad. He even finds himself feeling puzzled. When Bear encounters a tortoise for the first time he is most perplexed because he had no idea that some animals wander around with their houses on their backs.

No doubt you won’t be surprised to know that bear cannot “resist something sticky and sweet” to eat. Did you know that bears come sometimes be silly, and that they need friends and hugs?

With gorgeous multimedia illustrations and a rhyming text, this picture book is going to charm readers of all ages.