Friday, October 30, 2015

B. Bear and Lolly: Catch That Cookie! by A.A. Livingston- ADVISABLE

Livingston, A.A. B. Bear and Lolly: Catch That Cookie!, PICTURE BOOK. Harper, 2015. $15.99. Content: G. B. Bear and Lolly are best friends who are building a machine called the Porridge Perfecter. Unfortunately, they just can’t seem to get it working quite right. While they are trying to get things working properly, the Gingerbread Man comes running through and knocks everything to pieces and keeps running without stopping to help clean up or apologize. B. Bear is sad and Lolly is mad. They chase after the Gingerbread Man and when they finally catch him, he helps clean up and helps solve their porridge problems at the same time. This is a bit of a fractured fairy tale involving a couple of favorite fairy tale characters. The real star of the book is the illustrations. Definitely visually appealing and includes a romp through fairy tale land as the characters chase the Gingerbread Man. I wish the story itself was a little more up to par with the graphics, but still a cute addition to the library. PRE-K, EL (K-3) -ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

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