Wednesday, March 11, 2020

THREE REASONS TO READ: Bear is Awake by Hannah E. Harrison
TITLE: Bear Is Awake!
PUBLISHER: Dial Books for Young Readers/
Penguin Random House, 2019

One snowy day, a bear woke up early from a long winter nap. 

The bear stumbled onto a cabin, rang the bell and found a VERY surprised girl. 

And so begins a day like no other, filled with hilarious mishaps, food food food galore, a new friend and the sweetest of bedtimes for this sleepy bear.

Hannah E. Harrison's gloriously illustrated, heart-filed new story introduces readers to an endearing friendship while taking the reader on an adventure through every letter of the alphabet.


1.   Often in my critiques I mention that editors and agents are looking for narrative arcs, even in concept books. This is an example of that.  
2.    Aside from the outstanding art, it can be seed from the summary alone that this book has several  hooks to keep the reader engaged and for selling. It's an alphabet book. A friendship story. And a bedtime book. 
3.    And even with it's sparse text, it manages to take the reader on an adventure! 

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