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I know a bear

by Ruiz Johnson, Mariana,

Format: Kindle Book 2014 2014
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Each time a girl visits a bear in a zoo, she listens to his tales of the vast and wondrous Land of the Bears, his home that he will never see again.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Is caging animals for mankind's entertainment or education a humane practice? That is the question presented in this understated picture book certain to be the impetus for serious discussion. Simple, straightforward text and subdued illustrations in black, gray, and green reveal a small blond child (the gender is nonspecific) who describes visits to the black bear's cage at the local zoo. Then the bear reminisces about the land of bears, where the creatures are free to roam, climb trees for honey, swim in rivers, and hibernate over the winter. Both the child and bear understand that the animal can never return to that life, and its captivity causes the sympathetic youngster to acknowledge the plight of her family's caged pet bird at home. A powerful tale gently told that introduces a concept many children may not have examined but undeniably will begin to contemplate.--Owen, Maryann Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "First published in France, Argentinian author-artist Johnson's deceptively casual tale, her U.S. debut, conceals a moral dilemma. A girl with unruly yellow hair sits in bed. She's drawn in gentle, charcoal-like lines, tinted with pastel shades. She addresses readers: "I know a bear that comes from far away. From a place he calls the Land of the Bears." Over several spreads, she's seen accompanying the bear wherever he goes, dressed in her pajamas; the two gather honey and swim in the river. "Naps last for months and months.... The bear tells me that this place is both vast and wondrous." Another page turn reveals the sour truth: the bear is seen behind the bars of a zoo cage, where the girl visits him. At home, she regards the family's caged pet bird. "Today," she says, "I had an idea." She opens the door and frees the bird. "It felt both vast and wondrous." It's a featherlight portrait of a child who feels a call to take action and heeds it. Readers will hope that she can find a way to free the bear. Ages 3-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Listening Fiction
Bears Fiction
Zoo animals Fiction
Listening Juvenile fiction
Bears Juvenile fiction
Zoo animals Juvenile fiction
Birds Juvenile fiction
Liberty Juvenile fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Picture Book Fiction
Electronic books.
Picture books for children.
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2014
Edition First American edition.
Other Titles J'ai un ours.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Ages 3-7.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780385386166
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