Sunday, February 22, 2015

Picture Books 14:14

A Library Book for Bear

A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker 
Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Published: 2014
ISBN-13: 9780763649241
Library Copy
Word Count: 770 (estimate)

Bear is certainly a character in this book. Would you believe that he thinks he only needs the seven books he had at home. Mouse convinces him to go to the library for a look see.

Bear starts out as being rather indignant about going to the library.

          "Completely unnecessary," Bear announced. "I have all the books I need  
          right here."

Because Bear had promised Mouse he would go to the library, he did. Bear didn't change his mind once he got there either.

          "There are far too many books in there," he protested. "Most

Mouse tried and tried to find a book for Bear but to no avail. Bear was quite obstinate about the whole book idea. And then he became rather annoying...

          "I will find my own book. I can assure you
        that pickles are quite interesting!"

Suddenly a voice came from around the corner.

          "So the Very Brave Bear began to inch his way toward the treasure
          chest..." the voice was saying.

          "I'm ready -" began Mouse.

          "SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" exclaimed Bear.

The librarian got up and looked around a bookshelf at Bear. She invited him to story time. Bear was enthralled with the story.

Bear changed his mind and was open to new to be exact.

This book shows how a character does not have to be stagnant...that dynamic characters add so much to a story!