Review of How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read

Posted November 4, 2018 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review of How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to ReadHow to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read by Andrew Katz, Juliana Léveillé-Trudel, Joseph Sherman
Published by CrackBoom! Books on November 6, 2018
Genres: Children's Lit
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A tale of two book lovers and one unlikely friendship

Julia has many friends in the forest by her house. She climbs trees with Scotty the squirrel, plays hide-and-seek with Abigail the groundhog, and has farting contests with Frieda the skunk. Julia dreams of meeting a bear, a bear she could play with and hug. But no bear has ever shown its snout.

One day, inspired by a book she’s reading, Julia brings honey (the perfect bear snack) into the woods. The next day, she tries bringing blueberries. But to her great surprise, it’s not just sweet smells that can attract a bear!

So begins a thrilling quest that will bring Julia to new corners of the forest—and of her heart. Introducing a spunky young heroine with a nose for books, How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read invites children to share their love of reading—and of bearnormous hugs—with Julia.

A little girl who loves the woods, books, and animals? Yes please!

How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read was a super cute story about a little girl who wants nothing so much as to give a bear a hug. She has woodland animals friends that she can play with, but she just REALLY wants to meet that bear! She decides to try to catch one using whatever means she can think of, with little success. Then one day, she leaves her precious book in the forest…

I loved the bright cheerfulness of the illustrations in this book. They really made the woods come alive in the best possible way, and will hopefully encourage more children to think of the woods as happy, welcoming places, not a place to be feared.

Best line: “But she couldn’t leave without her book…” And every booklover ever can relate.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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