BEARS BACK IN BUSINESS by Margaret J. Baker

BEARS BACK IN BUSINESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Those irretrievably (lower) middle-class bears are back-- Slippers, Socks and Boots last seen in Hannibal and the Bears (1965--575, J-193). Will they find work or must they face an early retirement? In this episode they try being in a coal display, then young Socks samples the life of a truck mascot. Socks' shipment is hijacked but (owner) Polly's fiancee rescues, is rewarded, can afford marriage and a children's shoe shop where the bears will work happily....The human concerns about jobs and ""catching"" mildew are drolly incongruous, but like many British stories this is too slow-moving for American kids--the action is inanimate and the fantasy is mundane.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1967
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux