Horrible Bear!

By DYCKMAN, Ame

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ISBN
9780316282833 9780316271233
Publisher
Little, Brown


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2016  |  Picture Books

PreS-Gr 2—In the mind of a child, mistakes are often misinterpreted as malfeasance, and the resultant anger can be contagious. Dyckman writes a simple story about just such a mistake. A little girl loses her kite in a bear's den, and when he rolls over in his sleep, he crushes it and becomes a HORRIBLE BEAR! Though the little girl seems to have some strategies to deal with anger (reading, painting, talking it out), it isn't until she mi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

The action begins on the title-page spread, with a little red-haired girl standing on the bottom of the left-hand page. She's flying a kite -- and she's frowning. The kite is high up in the sky, on top of the right-hand page, and -- SNAP! -- the string is broken in the middle. Turn the page to see the girl peeking into a mountaintop cave where the kite has landed...on a snoozing bear. When she tries to retrieve the kite -- CRUNCH! -- the bear rolls over and breaks it. Not one to let sleeping bears l...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

A snoozing bear breaks a little girl's kite (<i>CRUNCH!</i>). The girl wakes the creature by shouting "HORRIBLE BEAR!" then storms off. The put-...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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