Where Is Friendship Bear?
Romero Britto, Little Simon, $12.99 (16p) ISBN 978-1-4169-9623-1
Readers are introduced to a cast of colorful patchwork bears with various touch-and-feel characteristics—imagine the Grateful Dead's dancing bears, but even trippier—as Love Bear searches for his eponymous friend. Traveling through Britto's boldly outlined neon world, children can feel the fuzzy blue feet of Cuddly Bear or lift a masquerade-style mask to reveal Fun Bear's purple eyes. The simple rhymes, bright colors, and search-and-find spreads should hold readers' interest in what is otherwise a very straightforward adventure. Ages 2–5. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/23/2010
Release date: 10/01/2010