The relentlessly cheery Mouse pushes a cold-suffering Bear to new heights of melodrama in a hilarious new adventure starring the unlikely pair. Bear has a terrible cold. In fact, Bear is quite sure that no one has ever been as sick as he is. So when Mouse comes tap, tap, tapping on his front door eager to make Bear "as good as new" by reading a sunny story, singing a rousing chorus and plinking a twangy tune on her banjo, the pitifully coughing Bear - growing weaker by the minute - is convinced that his tiny friend does not appreciate the gravity of the situation. Can there be any saving Bear from his certain demise? Welcome the world's most lovable curmudgeon and his endearing, unstoppable sidekick in a wry new comedy sure to have even red-eyed, sniffly-nosed readers rolling with laughter.
Becker employs a lively mix of dramatic, over-the-top dialogue, with a plethora of descriptive language to set the tone. Denton's watercolor, ink and gouache illustrations are just right as they depict Bear in all his suffering glory. . . . Bear and Mouse are the 21st-century Damon and Pythias-kids who haven't met them yet will be happy they've encountered them now. --Kirkus Reviews
The body language of the characters conveys a huge emotional range. Whether readers are fans of this homey pair or new to the dynamic duo's doings, they will delight in the childlike repartee and comfortable friendship. --School Library Journal
This comedic duo's exaggerated repartee continues to be funny; the soothing washes of color in Denton's delicately lined illustrations temper Bear's hysteria and Mouse's enthusiasm. --The Horn Book The body language of the characters conveys a huge emotional range. Whether readers are fans of this homey pair or new to the dynamic duo's doings, they will delight in the childlike repartee and comfortable friendship. --School Library Journal
Bear's comic sad-sack histrionics, couched in his formal phraseology, and the contrast with Mouse's perky attempts at assistance deliver bear-sized portions of humor. Kids won't have to be sniffly themselves to appreciate the sickroom drama, but it could also lighten the burden of those sentenced to whining and high Kleenex use. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
About Kady MacDonald Denton
Bonny Becker is the author of all three books about Bear and Mouse as well as a number of other award-winning picture books and junior novels. She lives in the US, in Seattle. Kady MacDonald Denton is an author and illustrator of books for children, including the award-winning A Visitor for Bear and A Bedtime for Bear. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
The Sniffles for Bear by Kady MacDonald Denton
Kady MacDonald Denton
Bear and Mouse
Used - Very Good
Walker Books Ltd
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