JEFFREY BEAR CLEANS UP HIS ACT by John Steptoe

JEFFREY BEAR CLEANS UP HIS ACT

Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

The idea behind that slangy title is pretty crude too--but in an almost prissy way. Second grader Jeffrey Bear reacts to a boring classroom lecture from sanitation-man Mr. Polar, and the stern vigilance of teacher Ms. Gloria ("Grizzly") Bearfacts, by imagining himself the teacher, and the two of them "taking lessons" flora him, But whether he screams, jokes, or lectures, the kids deride him; so, when Ms, Bearfacts wakes him up by asking sarcastically if he'd like to exchange places, he quietly and meekly declines. The sanitation-man is a bore, the teacher is a horror--and if the lesson's supposed to be that kids can't do better, it's not much of one.
Pub Date: April 28th, 1983
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1983




MORE BY JOHN STEPTOE

ChildrenCREATIVITY by John Steptoe
by John Steptoe
ChildrenBABY SAYS by ALC Staff
by John Steptoe
ChildrenMUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS by Clarita Kohen
by Clarita Kohen
ChildrenTHE STORY OF JUMPING MOUSE by John Steptoe
by John Steptoe