The Bear Who Wasn’t There: And the Fabulous Forest
This book is weird. It is the story of a bear, but the story is all made of jokes, the kind my dad says all the time. I enjoyed reading this book with dad, and we have used the same jokes for days after.
The Bear Who Wasn’t There was born from an Itch that scratched itself. When the bear came out of the Itch (because bears scratch when they itch, but also itches scratch when they are bears), he started to try to find out things about himself. In his pocket he found a note saying that he was a very nice, very happy, and handsome bear. Bear hoped to be himself, then, because it all sounded nice.
Walking around the forest, he met several animals. From Lazy Lizard and Convenience Cow he learned how to be a nice bear. From talking with Penultimate Penguin, he realized that he preferred looking at the beauty of flowers rather than just counting them. This made him a happy bear. Then, with the help of a taxi-turtle, he arrived at his house and looked at himself in the mirror. He was really handsome. Therefore, the note in the pocket belonged to him. Bear was very happy to be himself.
|Author||Oren Lavie • Wolf Erlbruch, Illustrator|
|Page Count||48 pages|
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