A Lot or a Little?
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this search for a lost teddy bear, though a little bit scary, is humorous, delightful rhyming tale.
Is It Any Good?
A lost teddy bear is a common childhood experience, especially right before bed; the funny mix-up in this book will make kids squeal with delight. The tale is told in smooth verse, and Jez Alborough builds the tension perfectly as Eddie searches through the forest. The italics and capital letters will help parents set the tone and pace, and when the bear is just as scared of the boy as the boy is scared of the bear, kids of all ages start laughing.
The watercolor-and-crayon illustrations capture comical expressions and play on the size differences between Eddie's teddy bear and the real bear. With the oversize format, the gigantic bear crowds the double-page spreads -- no wonder Eddie is frightened of him.
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