Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear

Did you ever have one of those days when everything seems to go wrong? Well, it probably can't compare with the problems Mama Bear experiences in this book.

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear is filled with one disaster after another. And Little Bear keeps trying to help but his efforts don't work until the end of the book when he does something that makes his mother realize the love she shares with her cub is more important than all the bad things.

The colorful and amusing illustrations by K.C. Snider capture the feeling of each scene perfectly.

I think lots of children will want to hear this book read to them over and over again.

The author, Mayra Calvani has done a good job telling a story that will help kids focus on what is really important in life. And maybe parents who read the book to their children will be helped even more.


10 comments:

Kai Strand said...

Aw, this sounds so sweet. Thanks for reviewing it for us, Janet.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Kai.

Penelope Anne Cole said...

Thanks Jan, cute and sweet book with all the right values. Wishing Mayra much success.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you, Penelope.

Sharon Stanley said...

LOVED Mayra's new book. Mama Bear has the kind of day we all dread but all have. Such a cute story with delightful pictures. Lots of color and the illustration details are wonderful. Mayra has such a way with expression. I hope this doesn't mean she has too many of these type days! What a good review Jan!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Sharon.

Margot Finke said...

Mayra sure knows how to capture the heart of a PB. And the illos by K.C. Snider don't hurt one bit - lovely!

Very helpful review. I have posted it on my Book Reviews (kids to YA) on Pinterest.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you, Margot.

Nancy Stewart said...

Fun post for a fun book. I love it that he gets into one scrape after another--and so will the little ones! Best wishes to you both!

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