Friday, June 22, 2018

Grizzly Boy by Barbara Davis-Pyles - OPTIONAL

Grizzly Boy by Barbara Davis-Pyles, illustrated by Tracy Subisak. PICTURE BOOK. Little Bigfoot (Sasquatch Books), 2018. $18. 9781632171689

Theo, a young boy, decides he is wild and free and wants to be a grizzly bear.  This gets him in trouble at school and he doesn’t realize the consequences of his actions until his mother also decides to act like a grizzly bear.  Finally, they decide to just be part grizzly, the best parts.

The plot is a little hard to follow in this book and there is one bare bum image to be aware of.  I like the idea of giving young readers some language for the feelings of not wanting to be controlled, but I’m not sure it works all that well in this book.

EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL. Jen Wecker

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