The Best Bear in All the World
I thought this book, The Best Bear in all the World, was very interesting. This story was written by four different authors, each writing a different season for Winnie-the-Pooh. It was fascinating how even though it was not one author, the transitions were smooth, and all the authors had the same sort of writing style. I also liked how they had bad punctuation in this book, so it seems like it’s written by Pooh, a bear who isn’t very smart! The plot was funny because Pooh and his friends are always making silly mistakes and mishearing things. The pictures were cute, and I liked how Mark Burgess, the illustrator, made Winnie-the-Pooh look so fat. I thought the map at the end of the book was neat, too, because it marked all the places the characters went during the book, and I used it as a reference tool during some chapters to understand where Pooh was. Two phrases in this book made me laugh–when Jeanne Willis calls Pooh a “Bear of Very Little Brain” and when she refers to him as doing “stoutness exercises!” I would definitely recommend this book to children of all ages, and I would love to read more about Winnie-the-Pooh!
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Jeanne Willis • Kate Saunders • Brian Sibley • Paul Bright • Mark Burgess, Illustrator