BIG BEAR, SPARE THAT TREE by Richard J. Margolis

BIG BEAR, SPARE THAT TREE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Rock-a-bye babies,/ Still in their yolk./ When the ax falls,/ so will the oak."" With such songs and other delaying tactics, Blue Jay tries to stall Big Bear, who is determined to chop down the tree in which she is hatching her eggs. Big Bear is unmoved until he realizes that the birds really are hatching out; and though it's then too late to spare the tree, he lets it down gently and removes the nest to a safe spot over his cabin door. Obviously, this is no great shakes for substance or resonance, though some breezy exchanges between the two antagonists-turned-friends keep it moving in rhythm with the ax.

Pub Date: March 25th, 1980
Publisher: Greenwillow