Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Maybe A Bear Ate It

Harris, Robie H. 2008. Maybe A Bear Ate It. Illustrated by Michael Emberley. Scholastic.

Some books have you at hello. This is such a book. The star of this one is having trouble finding his book. It's bedtime. Surrounded by stuffed animals, pillows, and blankets, our hero is lacking only one thing: his book.

It's gone!
It's nowhere!
I can't find it anywhere!
Where--is--my book?
I need my book!

It's an imaginative book. Where did his book go? Did a bear eat it? Did a dinosaur stomp on it? Read and see for yourself in Maybe A Bear Ate It. It's a silly book, a simple book, but one that rings true.

I love the illustrations--the details! It may or may not take readers a few tries before they catch onto everything in this one. Did you notice that all the animals accused of stealing his book--the dinosaur, the bat, the bear, the rhino, etc. are stuffed animals sitting on his bed?

© Becky Laney of Young Readers