LILY AND THE BEARS by Christine Ross


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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 Lily, not liking to be a child, dons a bear suit each morning--with manners to match, which her parents deplore but don't try to change. On a zoo trip, she's mistaken for a real bear and put in a cage with two enormous, ferocious-looking specimens who are apparently the first not to be taken in by her disguise (``Real bears don't have zippers down their fronts''); Lily escapes, having learned her lesson--or has she? Now she's a deep-sea diver: ``Big and brave.'' The brief story here is not well developed--there's no clue as to why Lily needs a facade-- but this New Zealander's soft, detailed illustrations are amusing, while her narrative is brisk and pleasantly wry. Children may enjoy comparing this to Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-395-53332-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1991


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