BIZZY BEAR, LET'S GET TO WORK! by Benji Davies

BIZZY BEAR, LET'S GET TO WORK!

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 0 - 2
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Bizzy Bear knows how to get the job done.

He assists his fellow animal construction workers in building a house from the ground up. All donning hard hats and protective boots, the team quickly turns beams and boards into a home. Bright, digital spreads, predominately in a warm, sandy palette, keep the focus on the building site. Sturdy sliders placed within well-engineered die-cuts allow children to manipulate the machinery, though the tabs' minute sizes and varied placements make the interactive items a little tough for young toddlers. Bizzy bulldozes sand, transports gravel and lifts bricks. A rhyming, chipper voice narrates each scene with a surfeit of exclamation points. In the final scene, pulling the tab up opens the blinds to reveal Bizzy's friends working on the cottage's interior; a pig and rabbit wave from the top of the chimney. A bustling companion, Bizzy Bear, Off We Go!, briefly introduces familiar modes of transportation through a similar design.

Bury the excessive exclamation points and focus on the visual details to salvage this dig. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)

Pub Date: Feb. 14th, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7636-5899-1
Page count: 8pp
Publisher: Nosy Crow/Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2012




MORE BY BENJI DAVIES

ChildrenCOME HOME ALREADY! by Jory John
by Jory John
ChildrenTHE GIANT OF JUM by Elli Woollard
by Elli Woollard
ChildrenSPOOKY HOUSE by Nosy Crow
by Nosy Crow

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenGET TO WORK TRUCKS! by Don Carter
by Don Carter
ChildrenA TRUCK GOES RATTLEY-BUMPA by Jonathan London
by Jonathan London
ChildrenDIG IN! by April Jones Prince
by April Jones Prince