Grin and Bear It

September 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Books


Leo Landry’s new book Grin and Bear It is a good pick for kids interested in a silly book with short chapters and lots of illustrations. Consisting of 7 chapters over 48 pages, the book tells the story of Bear, a comedian with plenty of material and a serious case of stage fright. In the end, he finds a solution that makes his friends laugh but spares him the anxiety of performing.

I like the fact that Bear eats berries for breakfast. Some parents might cringe when he falls asleep while drinking a root beer at the local watering hole, but my kiddo didn’t think anything of it.

While all the puns might be a bit much for some adults reading aloud, Landry’s classic illustrations are quite attractive and the story moves quickly, making this a fun read.

Ages 5-8.

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