When hunter Cully Cully wants a bearskin rug to sleep on, he goes off with his bow and arrow to shoot a bear and ends up...

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CULLY CULLY AND THE BEAR

When hunter Cully Cully wants a bearskin rug to sleep on, he goes off with his bow and arrow to shoot a bear and ends up with the bear chasing him around a tree. But that's just the beginning of this amusing go-round, which takes off from the obvious mixup--when running round a tree, it's hard to keep straight who is chasing whom--and keeps wringing twists until the two runners are exhausted. With both bear and hunter running this way and then that way, with Cully Cully concluding that the bear he keeps meeting is two bears (one bear in front of me and one bear behind me) and then ""bears all over the place,"" with the bear surmising that Cully Cully, now running toward him, must be running from something bigger and scarier than the bear, and with Cully Cully prefacing all his cogitations with ""Oh boy"" and the bear all his with ""By jingo,"" it's an invigorating runaround and a surefire read-aloud activator.

Pub Date: April 18, 1983

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Greenwillow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1983