Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker

Cute, cute, cute! This book is just, plain cute! Written by Bonny Becker and illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton, this adorable story will have you hooked from the start…probably with a grin on your face as you read.

Bear is positive about one thing: he doesn’t like visitors. He even goes so far as to put a sign on his door, stating “NO visitors allowed.” When a curious mouse shows up, wanting a bit of tea and something to eat, Bear is adamantly against it. He repeatedly tells the mouse to go away, get out, scram, get lost, but the mouse just keeps showing up, insistent that he should be allowed have some tea and food before he goes. Finally, Bear gives up and allows the mouse to stay and eat. The pair begins chatting and Bear realizes that maybe having visitors isn’t such a bad thing after all. In fact, he actually likes the mouse!

A Visitor for Bear is sweet and the illustrations are beautifully matched to the characters and situations. This is an adorable selection for younger children as a read-a-loud or for those beginning to read to themselves. The story line is funny to children and has that bit of sarcasm that makes adults laugh as well. A very enjoyable book overall!

1 comment:

michele said...

Bonny Becker will be on blog tour Sept. 21-27, 2008. If you would like to interview her, please contact me.