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The Bear Who Wasn't There
by Leuyen Pham


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This book is about Bear... so what happens when he doesn't show up on his page? Who will find him? Will it be Giraffe, who himself seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or Cow, or perhaps even the author herself?

One thing's for sure--it probably won't be Duck.  Read more...


 
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Overview

This book is about Bear... so what happens when he doesn't show up on his page? Who will find him? Will it be Giraffe, who himself seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or Cow, or perhaps even the author herself?

One thing's for sure--it probably won't be Duck. Duck doesn't seem concerned that Bear is missing. In fact, he seems to be trying to steal the show for himself Duck would much prefer that the reader pick up his own book, The Duck Who Showed Up. He even disguises himself as Bear in an attempt to fool the reader. But after pages and pages of Duck's antics and search-party chaos, Bear appears somewhere utterly unexpected. In fact, it looks like someone may have tried to get rid of him on purpose....

LeUyen Pham's The Bear Who Wasn't There takes readers a hilarious search for the missing title character.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781596439702
  • ISBN-10: 159643970X
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6
  • Dimensions: 11 x 7.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Despite the title, the increasingly frustrated narrator of this lighthearted metafictional tale clearly expects a bear to show up: there are bear footprints all over the pages. But the other animal characters (plus one tree) are no help whatsoever. They include a spotlight-hogging duck who is busy shilling his own book, The Duck Who Showed Up; a prankster mouse; and a turtle wearing a fake bird’s beak over his nose. “Where is the Author?” the narrator finally demands as the silliness escalates, but even though she dutifully appears (and bears a striking resemblance to Pham), she seems a little confused herself. “Did I draw all this?” she says, taking in the goofball characters who fill the spread margin to margin. “Man, I have been busy.” The extensive repertoire of perplexed expressions, combined with lots of smart-alecky humor and sight gags (including a very funny, bear-shaped “bird pyramid” with the aforementioned turtle at its base) should leave readers feeling like they’re in on a very clever joke. Ages 3–6. Agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. (Oct.)

 
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