Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Bear on a bike

Bear on a bike

Stella Blackstone
Illustrator:  Debbie Harter 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 3 to 5
Barefoot Books, 2000   ISBN: 978-1841481210

Bear is on the move and his friends, a little boy and his pet dog, want to know where he is going and they want to go with him. So the little boy climbs on to the back of Bear’s bike and the little dog is put in the pannier in front and off they go to the market where you can buy “fresh oranges” and bright pots of golden marigolds.

Bear is going on a raft next and once again the little boy and his dog want to know where he is going and they want to go along. This time Bear is going to a forest full of wild animals. The little boy and the dog watch the animals from the safety of Bear’s safe lap and arms. After all there are snarling bobcats out there and big hungry foxes on the prowl.

In all Bear and his two young little friends go to seven delightful places where they have wonderful adventures, see all kinds of exciting things, meet interesting people and creatures, and have splendid times together. Easy to follow rhymes and vibrantly colorful flat cartoon style illustrations make this picture book perfect for curious young children.