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THE THREE BEARS by Byron Barton


adapted by Byron Barton & illustrated by Byron Barton

Age Range: 2 - 7

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-06-020423-0
Publisher: HarperCollins

An illustrator noted for innovative use of bright color and bold forms turns in a predictable performance. His retelling, a primer-style oversimplification, may have its uses but robs the story of much of its interest; and while the art has visual impact--the color juxtapositions are subtle and arresting, the pared-down forms easily "read"--the characters are not particularly expressive. Attractive but not Barton's best. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-7)