Saturday, December 22, 2012

Review: Hooligan Bear A Special Day by Ian Toynton and Andrea Dietrich

SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
When Hooligan Bear discovers that Little Louie has never had a birthday, he quickly comes up with a plan. He gathers the other bears together, and they set off for an exciting adventure at the bakery.
MY TAKE:

I wasn't expecting a lot from this book, but I'm glad I requested it.

In Hooligan Bear A Special Day, Hooligan Bear and his crew try to give Little Louie a special surprise after learning that he has never had a birthday.

I thought the story was very cute. I think I would have appreciated it more had I been able to read the other books, but for those who, like me, haven't read the other books, there's a short introduction at the start that tells Hooligan Bear's story. Hooligan Bear and his group's adventure remind me of a spy action movie. It's definitely the kind of thing that young kids, especially boys, will definitely enjoy. The ending is also quite nice and gives you a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling.

My favorite character is Little Louie, even though he only appeared for a short period of time. He is such a cute little bear!

Thanks to NetGalley and Smith Publicity for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. The bears are very cute.
  2. Their adventure has just enough excitement to entice young boys and girls to read it.
  3. The format of drawings mixed with text remind me of Beatrix Potter's books.

THE BAD:

  1. Younger kids might not be able to appreciate it.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
"I think the answer is at the bakery," announced Hooligan, "and I have a plan."
READ IT IF:

  1. Your child likes bears.
  2. Your child likes stories with actual plot.
  3. You're looking for a children's story with a sweet ending.

RATING:
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