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A beginner's guide to bear spotting / by Michelle Robinson ; illustrated by David Roberts.

Robinson, Michelle (Michelle Jane), 1977- author. (Author). Roberts, David, 1970- illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Cormorant LINK Site E R (Text) 33500012244521 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library E R (Text) 33500012244539 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681190266
  • ISBN: 1681190265
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A young aspiring bear spotter ventures into bear country. But coming face-to-face with the furry creatures themselves, whether black or brown, can be dangerous, and our protagonist, accompanied by a trusty teddy bear, might need to use some unconventional means to stay out of trouble and avoid being (gulp!) eaten"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 January #1
    Going for a walk in "bear country" could be very dangerous business, unless you heed the wise advice of this intrepid child, whose well-stocked, oversize backpack contains all the many things necessary to negotiate potential sightings. When confronted by a black or brown bear, pepper spray will only make them hungry, blowing pink bubbles won't accomplish anything, and reading Goldilocks will "NEVER do." So when all else fails, try sharing your soft blue teddy—it just might calm the savage beast. Robinson's chatty, conspiratorial style addresses the reader directly with instructions, suggestions, warnings, and more, while variable font sizes throughout nimbly add dramatic urgency. Roberts enhances the text with whimsy (the "serious" bear-specimen illustrations are drawn on a scientific grid, though turned-up corners reveal playful interruptions) and amusing details (such as voyeuristic squirrels who can chew gum). The British duo's clever creation travels well across the pond and will produce plenty of raucous laughter. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Michelle Robinson is the award-winning author of There's a Lion in My Cornflakes, How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, Yak Yuk, and Bear Boar, among others. Previously, she worked for some of the world's biggest brands. Michelle lives in Frome, England, with her husband and two children.

David Roberts is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books, including three books by Andrea Beaty--the New York Times best-selling Rosie Revere, Engineer, as well as Iggy Peck, Architect and Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau--and Paul Fleischman's The Dunderheads, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Subject: Bears > Fiction.
Humorous stories.
JUVENILE FICTION > Humorous Stories.
JUVENILE FICTION > Animals > Bears.
JUVENILE FICTION > Nature & the Natural World > General (see also headings under Animals)
Bears > Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Search Results Showing Item 35 of 134 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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