In the world of
children's literature, these furry beasts of the forest arrive big,
cuddly and normally a bit mischievous. They delight young folks
and old, and more often than not teach humans important life
for example Godilocks and
the Three Bears, Winnie the Pooh,
Those three have set the standard for
quite some time.
But, there's a
new bear in the woods, so make
way for another classic. Big Brown Bear's
Cave, written and illustrated by Yuval Zommer, has
galumphed into the neighborhood to help children learn how
STUFF can get in the way of a comfortable and happy life.
In this amusing book,
Bear just can't get comfortable in his newfound cave.
While exploring a human neighborhood,
Bear notices that people have caves, too, and they keep lots of
STUFF in them. Bear thinks if he acquires lots of STUFF, too, it will
make him happy in his cave. So he purloins boxes, chairs,
bicyles, mixers, lamps and all kinds of STUFF to bring back to
BIG BROWN BEAR'S CAVE. Copyright ©
2017 by Yuval Zommer.
Reproduced by permission of the
publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.
But Bear soon learns there's a down side to having
so much STUFF.
can't visit him because there's not a spare inch in the cave.
And, to make matters worse, Big Brown Bear gets stuck in all his
STUFF, obliging his friends to pull and pull, until they pop
him out like a cork.
of course, Bear realizes the STUFF has got to go, and his
friends willingly help him return the items to their original
places, freeing up space for sleepovers in a cave that feels like home.
offers irresistable nightime (and daytime) reading moments for
parents, children, teachers, and librarians. Hopefully, it will find it's way
into the homes and hearts of our readers.
has illustrated other books that teach and amuse such as:
The Big Book of Bugs,
The Street Beneath My Feet,
The Big Book of Beasts
all of which are highly recommended.
— Reviewed by Mary Ann Sullivan