cover image This is the Bear

This is the Bear

Sarah Hayes. HarperCollins Publishers, $7.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-06-443103-3

""This is the bear who fell in the bin. This is the dog who pushed him in. . . . This is the boy who took the bus and went to the dump to make a fuss. . . . '' Borrowing liberally from the style of ``This Is the House That Jack Built,'' Hayes has fashioned a charmingly suspenseful tale about a teddy bear who is taken to the dump by accident and the little boy who, along with his dog, goes to the dump to save the bear. With sprightly watercolor and black ink illustrations, Craig has endowed all the characters (including the spunky teddy bear and contrite dog) with distinct personalities. At $2.50 this book's a bargain. (3-7)