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****The Bravest Ever Bear

by Allan Ahlberg

illustrated by Paul Howard

Reviewed September 23, 2001.
1999.  Available at Sembach Library.  (E AHL)

This book has a special place in my heart since it’s one of the first books my Timothy read on his own that’s not an easy reader.  This book, like The Three Pigs by David Wiesner, shows the characters stepping out of the book and creating the story.  “The Bravest Ever Bear” part is written by the bear himself.  But then the typewriter gets taken over by “The Perfectest Ever Princess” who rejects giving her hand in marriage to a bear.  Things really get crazy when a troll and a dragon get hold of the typewriter.  Another tremendously fun book, playing with ideas from common nursery rhymes and fairy tales, creating something entirely new.

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