AND MY MEAN OLD MOTHER WILL BE SORRY, BLACKBOARD BEAR by Martha Alexander

AND MY MEAN OLD MOTHER WILL BE SORRY, BLACKBOARD BEAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Managing as usual to steer safely between bland assurance and offbeat perversity, Martha Alexander revisits the Blackboard Bear duo (a disgruntled small boy and the bear who steps off the blackboard to keep him company) in a fantasy of running away from home to spite ""mean old mother."" It's no surprise that the child soon decides to return home, but the imagined specifics of the outing (dining on wiggling trout, sleeping in a cave with bats, eating berries for breakfast) and the quiet gray, blue and red pictures are precisely geared to a small child's sensibilities.

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1972
Publisher: Dial