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Tuesday 23 June 2015

Review: There's a Bear on My Chair

Ross Collins is just so much fun. When I see a book with his name on the cover, I know I'm in for a treat, and this latest tale is no exception.

Mouse has found a bear. It's on his chair. It's hard to share your chair with a bear. There's really hardly room to spare.

But is bear taking the hint? No, he's not. A glare doesn't work. Tempting food doesn't work. Not even a scare (bear is too busy checking his iPhone).

Not even the fact that polar bears are actually endangered and people should be giving up their chairs for them at every given opportunity ...

This is a dry, funny book on frustration and friendship and what-goes-around-comes-around. With a lolloping rhyming text (that works well), chuckle-worthy ending and beautifully-rendered illustrations, it's a joy from cleverly-crafted end paper to cleverly-crafted end paper.

Perfect for lovers of illustration, too.

Title: There's a Bear on My Chair
Author/Illustrator: Ross Collins
Publisher: Nosy Crow, $22.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 June 2015
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780857633934
For ages:  3 - 6
Type: Picture Book