Author- John Condon and Julia Christians
Title- The best Bear Tracker
Publisher- Templar Books
Publication Date- Aug 18th 2022
Genre- Picture Book
Comment- I received a free copy from Bonnier books and the author. I leave an honest review which is in no way influenced by bears following me through the woods.
The BEST BEAR TRACKER in the world is on the lookout! But can she find a bear?
How do you spot a bear? In The Best Bear Tracker, the rules are quite clear, but maybe, just maybe, our heroine might not be as good at tracking as she thinks.
This hilarious picture book is full of quirky charm. Little readers will love laughing at the main character, who is oblivious to the bears following her through the forest. But are they really what she is looking for?
Better beware, better beware, there are bears everywhere!
Or not. Our fearless forager sets us up with her guide to bear tracking, including all of the items we could possibly need to achieve our aims.
And now we are on our way, trekking through the brush and trees to find our fantastic quarry. Our tenacious tracker sets out some rules and encouragement as she guides us through the steps needed.
Rules include such gems as ‘Stay Alert’, and ‘Be Brave’ which are all excellent rules, not just for bear tracking but for life.
And what happens if- or when- she finds a bear… ahhh. That would be telling.
The cheeky, quirky characters are adorable and full of whimsy and really resonate with children.
The illustrations are simple and yet full of hidden elements that you can point out to younger children or have a fun game of ‘can you spot’ with slightly older children.
This makes it such a crowd pleaser for storytime with multiple age groups. I also think it has longevity because each time you read it, you can find something new. The words are also in easy enough vocabulary that it would be great for beginner readers too. An all-around great read!
Cute, silly and yet with important lessons hidden throughout, I think this is one to add to your storybook collections.
With thanks to bonnier books and the author for my copy.