More Bears

More Bears! by Kenn Nesbitt

An author is writing a bearless book (he’s CERTAIN), but there are some strenuous objections.  Off-page, children keep demanding “MORE BEARS!”  And honestly can you blame them?  So the author finds himself adding bears willy-nilly until they take over his book entirely.  At that point, drastic measures are needed and the bears are sent off, leaving the author with his bearless book.  But the off-page voices, of course, have a new request.

I was prepared to love this book.  I harbor a certain fondness for bears myself and can always get behind a cheer of more bears.  But sadly, rather than bother with an actual story, Nesbitt simply adds bears in list form, giving each a distinguishing characteristic or two.  Also disappointing, despite the cover bear being completely adorable, many of the interior illustrations are not.  Unfortunately, this book leaves me wanting more (BEARS).

With the story lacking but the vocabulary reasonably complex, this book is probably for the very young crowd, listeners only. I’d go with an age group that would want to shout the refrain of MORE BEARS in order to help read, but wouldn’t really care that the rest of the story isn’t that cute.

Sex, Nudity, Dating –A bear wears his underwear outside of his pants.
Profanity – None.
Death, Violence and Gore – None.
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking – None.
Frightening or Intense Things – None.

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