Lazar, Tara I Thought This Was a Bear Book. PICTURE BOOK. Aladdin (Simon), 2015. Language: G (no swears, no “F’s”); Mature content: G; Violence: G.
I Thought This Was a Bear Book reads like a graphic novel. It’s the story of the three bears with the addition of Prince Zilch from Planet Zero, a Martian whose space ship crash lands accidentally on page 2. Prince Zilch must get out of the story and back to his planet in order to save it from total destruction. The bears try everything they can think of to help Prince Zilch get back to his planet, but nothing they attempt works and Goldilocks keeps getting the way. Finally, it’s up to the reader to shake the book in the hopes that it will get poor lost Prince Zilch home safely. The shaking works!
This book delights my son every time we read it. He loves to be involved in the Martian rescue effort and the illustrations make this book fun to look as well as enjoyable to read over and over and over again.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: JL