Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Matt Phelan

A very hairy bear - with a very sweet smile - doesn't mind getting his no-hair nose wet, sticky, stung, or stained. But there's one thing his no-hair nose just can't bear....

It's hard to get a picture book to be cute, sweet, and comforting without being maudlin or twee, but Alice Schertle and Matt Phelan have created a strong story that will be enjoyed by both parents and children over and over again.

This is a sweet and furry story for fall, food, or especially bedtime. The warm and comforting progression of the story and the gentle and giggly illustrations will calm down little wigglers and get them ready to curl up for bed - just like the very hairy bear!

You can see some more of Matt Phelan's work on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast or on Matt Phelan's website

Verdict: Highly recommended - a great choice for both individual read-alouds and storytimes

ISBN: 978-0152165680; Published September 2007 by Harcourt; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library; Added to my personal wishlist

1 comment:

Infant Bibliophile said...

looks very cute -- thanks for the review. I have it in writing that this will get our wiggler ready to curl up in bed...we'll see! :)