This review is for the 'ORCHARD BOOKS' edition.
Durable hardback covers open to 30 high quality shiny pages about a grumpy rather disobedient little girl called PEARL, who likes to say:
That is, until a small white tufty bear arrives on the doorstep...with his suitcase and reverses the trend....eventually!
Whilst Mum is out, this bear is more than happy to indulge in a spot of breakfast and lunch and tea.... with sticky paws everywhere.........as the duo make a lot of mess in between meal-breaks.....
* hiding and sliding
* leaping and climbing
* dressing up
By the end, the bear is the one who is decidedly negative.... and....just before Mum gets back, he and his suitcase make a convenient exit!
Mum is not terribly impressed with 'THE MESS', but as the previously negative young Pearl becomes considerably more..... well........positive........the ending is sweet and makes a point, in more ways than one!
The text is in a variety of fonts and suitably enhanced in places, FOR EFFECT!
Example of text:
'There's a girl called Pearl and she's being grumpy, stamping her feet and slamming the door.
"I don't want all this breakfast!" and throws down her spoon.
"No, I won't wash my face.
No, I won't bush my hair.
No, I won't get dressed....
No!.... No!.... No!.... "
Until Mum calls out.....
...and..... all this before Mum goes out!
Beautifully illustrated throughout, in pastels, this is a super book and destined to be a classic, in my opinion.
This book is also issued as:The Bear with Sticky Paws Suitcase Gift Set
, a useful and different gift idea, which contains a little plush bear!
Other title in the series:The Bear with Sticky Paws Goes to SchoolThe Bear with Sticky Paws Won't Go to BedThe Bear with Sticky Paws and the New Baby