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The Bear with Sticky Paws: The Bear With Sticky Paws Paperback – 18 Sep 2008
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A fantastic and fun duo and feisty new girl character, from highly acclaimed author and illustrator, Clara Vulliamy
Theres a bear on the doorstep, a small white tufty one, standing on his suitcase to reach the bell. When Pearl is visited by a naughty young bear, fun and chaos followand - oh no! - sticky paws everywhere! But in the tradition of all good picture books, the return of Pearls mum sees order restored and, as the day comes to an end, Pearl and the bears adventure is overfor now!See all Product description
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I adore the art, my mummy heart is completely touched with Pearl's grumpy face and I love that it ends with a hug and a kiss (especially as I get one from my toddler as we read that bit!) My younger daughter loves the repetition: And - oh No! and my elder daughter likes counting all the different things that the bear eats (proving to me that there were not, in fact, too many ice creams to count!)
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone with toddlers, anyone with daughters (or sons!), anyone who has been a daughter, anyone who likes cute bears, anyone who loves picture books...
This has a female protagonist but that didn't bother my son at all. He seemed to recognise in the slightly cheeky and wilful Pearl a bit of a partner in crime. Pearl won't wash, brush her hair, "no!" But when mum goes out, a small bear comes a-knocking... And he's even more of a terror.
A sweet little adventure as Pearl enjoys playing with the bear, even though she can see sticky paw marks, broken curtains, eaten food... And eventually wants to go to bed. But the bear won't go.
I was in two minds about the ending, as the bear skips away with no consequences but Pearl learns a valuable lesson.
Her unique style of illustration is adorable, beautiful children and animals.
There's some counting to do through the story, with food. My son loved the food pictures but the counting (random numbers up to 15) was a bit much for him (aged 3) to manage. At 4, a child would count more easily.
We will be trying more in the series shortly.
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 School
The Bear with Sticky Paws Won't Go to Bed
The Bear with Sticky Paws and the New Baby
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