Gravett, Emily. Bear & Hare: Where’s Bear? PICTURE BOOK. Simon & Schuster, 2016. $16.99.Bear and Hare are playing hide and seek. Bear isn’t very good at hiding, so Hare takes a turn. Bear looks and looks, and finally climbs into bed after looking under a blanket. Hare can’t find Bear. He looks everywhere. He finally calls out and finds bear under the blanket.
The story is simple, but the illustrations rendered in pencil, watercolor, and wax crayons, raise the book to charming. Bear and Hare’s expressions are vivid and could tell the story without words. Better for preschool age children, then school age. If you would like to read some of their other adventures, try: Bear & Hare: Go Fishing and Bear & Hare: Snow!
Pre-K, EL-ADVISABLE. Samantha Hastings, MA, MLS.