Thursday, 7 October 2010

Bear Hunt

Bear Hunt

Written and Illustrated by Anthony Browne

Published by Puffin Children's Books

More bears but this one's not a menacing picnic-stealing bear, he's a very clever and artistic bear with a magic pencil who can draw himself out of trouble at the drop of a hat. If you're used to Anthony Browne's surreal artwork and slightly off-kilter storytelling from the "Willy" books, 'Bear Hunt' feels entirely different (and slightly less risque!)

Great psychedelic artwork (check out some of the very weird plants growing in the background of each frame). 

Charlotte's best bit: Bear drawing a Rhinocerous

Daddy's favourite bit: Bear drawing a u-bend on a hunter's gun

Rating: 3 out of 5