Title: Don't Feed the Bear
Author: Kathleen Doherty
Illustrator: Chip Wass
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books, 2018
Jacket Flap Copy: Bear had a perfectly great life...until park ranger put up a sign that read DON'T FEED THE BEAR. Well, Bear isn't about to let Park Ranger get away with claiming all the picnickers' goodies for herself. Craft Bear puts up a sign of his own, and the battle for yummy grub is on! Each worthy (and hungry) competitor tries to persuade park-goers to their side. At stake: delicious chow, like juicy burgers and chewy cookies. Who will win this war of words?
My thoughts: First of all - LOVE the cover. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Next, the text! This book is so timeless! It will appeal to grandparents and parents like me who watched the Yogi Bear cartoons and still entertain kids today with its fun ranger / bear banter in the text (fun sounds and language) and innovative signs and engaging art in the spreads. It's a fun romp through the park that will leave you wanting s'more!
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Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten - illustrated by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic, 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School – illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic, January 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books, 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- illustrated by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling, pending) and Let's Eat! Mealtimes Around the World -- illustrated by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books, 2019). You can learn more about her at www.LiterallyLynneMarie.com
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