Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker

Poor Bear has a cold. He believes he's on death's doorstep. Luckily for him, Dr. Mouse is on call. Mouse refuses to let Bear sink into depression on top of his cold.

What I thought: I loved it! Bear and Mouse continue to delight me. In this adventure, the contrast between the friends' outlooks is magnified. Bear making a will put me in mind of Amy from Little Women. The illustrations are great as usual. My favorites are Bear when Mouse comes in, Mouse helping Bear to bed, and Mouse sick in bed.

Story Time Themes: Friendship, Illness (pair with Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson)

(Illus. Kady MacDonald Denton. Candlewick, 2011)

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