Wednesday, January 25, 2012

More, More, More: The Sniffles for Bear

For everyone hit by a winter cold, Joan and I recommend Bonny Becker's The Sniffles for Bear. With Kady MacDonald Denton's illustrations, this book is quintessential Candlewick. (That is a huge compliment.) You will love the light watercolors!

Because Bear is sick, cheerful Mouse comes over to nurse him to health. Yet, how can one really be comforted when so, so sick? Certainly a will should be drafted before it's too late. Bonny's comedic timing is perfect, enhanced further by Kady's hilarious illustrations. A double spread is needed as Mouse pulls Bear up the stairs to bed.

Thankfully, with a friend's ministrations, one bounces back quickly, although maybe sharing the germs along the way. Reach for this fun work when the cold bug hits your house. You'll have a smile on your face before you know it!

The Sniffles for Bear
by Bonny Becker
illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Candlewick Press, 2011

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