Bear and Hare Go Fishing

Bear and Hare Go Fishing

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Bear and Hare are off on a fishing trip, with nets and rods at the ready. Bear loves fishing! Hare seems more interested in his picnic. But after a long wait, the two adventurers catch more than they expect in this tale of fun, friendship and fishy goings-on.Full of warmth and humour, and starring two loveable new characters, this beautifully illustrated story from the twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal is sure to delight children and parents alike.Look out for more Bear and Hare stories coming soon!
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2014.
ISBN: 9780230745391
Characteristics: 1 v. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.

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forbesrachel Jun 30, 2014

Bear loves to fish! Hare likes picnics.Together, these friends go out for a day of fun. Things do not go quite as expected though. As Bear fishes, each turning page brings a surprise; a rollerskate, a hat, but never a fish. Hare on the other hand, just can't enjoy his lunch, because objects keep landing on him. As the day passes, Bear tries and tries, but only becomes more dejected. Neither of these friends speak a word, nor does the narrator describe their thoughts, yet we don't need these because their faces portray exactly what they feel. Hare's humourous reactions strike a great balance next to Bear's varying states. Crayons give a fluffy or gentle feel to these creatures, especially against the solid white (land), and light blue (water) backgrounds. Simple repeating words, along with the "reveal", will engage children right up to the moment where an unexpected twist occurs. The finale, and Hare's funny involvement in it, will delight readers.

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