This book is about Bear... so what happens when he doesn't show up on his page? Who will find him? Will it be Giraffe, who himself seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or Cow, or perhaps even the author herself?
One thing's for sureit probably won't be Duck. Duck doesn't seem concerned that Bear is missing. In fact, he seems to be trying to steal the show for himself! Duck would much prefer that the reader pick up his own book, The Duck Who Showed Up. He even disguises himself as Bear in an attempt to fool the reader. But after pages and pages of Duck's antics and search-party chaos, Bear appears somewhere utterly unexpected. In fact, it looks like someone may have tried to get rid of him on purpose....
LeUyen Pham's The Bear Who Wasn't There takes readers a hilarious search for the missing title character.
|Publisher:||Roaring Brook Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
LeUyen Pham worked in animation before turning to children's books, and has illustrated numerous other picture books in addition to The Bear Who Wasn't There. She lives and works in San Francisco, California, with her husband and her two adorable sons, Leo and Adrian.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed the kid humor and "behind the scenes" aspect of this book. Pham does an amazing job staying very cognizant of the child reader (as well as the adult). It contains elements reminiscent of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS and CHLOE AND THE LION, where the interrupting, persistent duck attempts to persuade everyone that ducks are better than bears. After all, they show up for the book. The narrator even pulls the author into the fray. The ingenious humor doesn't stop with the story. Be sure to check out the end pages, cover, and back of the dust cover. Definitely a don't miss picture book, besides you have to see if they ever find the bear.