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Let's Scare Bear by Yuko Katakawa
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Let's Scare Bear

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Let's Scare Bear by Yuko Katakawa
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Nov 09, 2021 | ISBN 9780823449965

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“A fun twist on a tale from Japanese oral storytelling tradition, great for reading aloud.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Katakawa makes great use of perspective and movement, encouraging page turns and effectively drawing the eye. . . . the arresting visuals and nicely cadenced text make this an excellent candidate for storytimes.” —School Library Journal

“Based on a story called ‘Manju Kowai’ or ‘Scared of Buns,’ from the Japanese oral storytelling tradition of rakugo, Katakawa’s picture-book version is entertainingly presented. The forest-set mixed-media illustrations reward close inspection with clever details (e.g., the snake’s teacup is perched on her head—and she wears glasses). Bear is large but deft in his movements; readers will likely appreciate his cunning in earning a tasty treat but will also see the potential for friendship, as the smiling animals all appear to be having fun.”The Horn Book

“This lighthearted tale is a twist on a classic story from the Japanese oral tradition of rakugo, making for a delightful read-aloud. Mixed-media illustrations add energy to the excitement, and the delectable subject may have children demanding a manju cake before the end.”—Booklist

“readers should be tickled by Bear’s willingness to play the fool for the sake of a yummy treat.”—Publishers Weekly

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