A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
The Booknixie's Review
June 12, 2013
The Nixie read through this book while browsing in a local book store, and had to control her violent chuckles at the end. She was not in the market to buy, but she amused her husband and children by re-enacting the story for them that evening, and she can't wait for a suitable occasion to purchase it.