The Bear’s Sea Escape

Benjamin Chaud, Author
Benjamin Chaud. Chronicle, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4521-2743-9
Reviewed on: 07/14/2014
Release date: 08/05/2014
Chaud reprises the formula of his acclaimed The Bear’s Song with Papa Bear searching high and low for Little Bear, who’s gone astray. After the bears try to hibernate at a busy shopping emporium, Little Bear and a new human friend make their way to a train and a ship, with Papa in pursuit. Readers can search along with him, trying to spot the bears amid the delightful bustle of city streets, crowded beaches, and a multipage conga line. It’s like a wonderfully Gallic cousin to Where’s Waldo?, and don’t think that Chaud doesn’t know it—there’s a familiar-looking fellow in a striped hat and glasses tucked away in a crowded traffic scene. Ages 3–5. (Aug.)
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