A chair for baby bear

by Umansky, Kaye.

Format: Print Book 2004
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Summary
Every child-and parent-knows the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We know how Golidlocks ate all of Baby Bear�s porridge, then sat on Baby Bear�s chair and broke it. But what happened after Goldilocks left? Kids will delight in this brand new story of how Mother Bear, Father Bear, and Baby Bear go shopping for a brand new chair. They find all kinds of chairs. In fact, the choices are so great that they overwhelm poor Baby Bear. He doesn�t know what to do. Then, an old friend appears in this new story with a solution to Baby Bear�s puzzle. Kids will love author Kaye Umansky�s surprise ending. They�ll also love the beautiful color illustrations on every page, rendered by illustrator Chris Fisher in a charming, old-fashioned style that recalls storybooks of an earlier time.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Though readers never catch sight of Goldilocks's blond tresses in this sweet but slight story, she's both its raison d'etre and its deux ex machina. The bear family finally acknowledges that Papa Bear will never get around to fixing the chair ("That naughty Goldilocks broke Baby Bear's chair a very long time ago," Mama Bear chides), so they head to town to buy a new one. The trip prompts Baby Bear to fantasize about a number of ideal seats: dawdling in a stream, for instance, he imagines he's a boisterous buccaneer, and thus needs "a pirate chair... Please, please, please?" Umansky's text plays out realistically, with Baby Bear finding a Pirate chair, "But it was much too scary." The store offers so many choices (including an airplane chair with a propeller and seat belt) that the hero is overwhelmed, and leaves empty-handed. But a surprise awaits on the porch back home, "the most perfect Little Red Bear Chair," a gift of contrition from Goldilocks herself ("Sorry I broke your chair," reads the note). Fisher's restrained but genial watercolor-and-ink pictures subtly capture the ursine clan engaging in some very familiar human family dynamics, while adding some nice humorous asides, such as an impressionistic rendering of Baby Bear spinning a few too many times in the store's revolving door. Any child who has felt that the Goldilocks story comes to an abrupt halt will find that this British team has done a nifty job of tying up the loose ends. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bears -- Juvenile fiction.
Chairs -- Juvenile fiction.
Bears -- Fiction.
Chairs -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Barron's,2004
Contributors Fisher, Chris, 1958-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 0764157892
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