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ONE Very Big Bear

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ONE Very Big Bear

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As far as he can tell, Bear is the biggest thing around. He might even be a giant! It's not long before other, smaller animals set him straight in this charmingly illustrated book about counting and relative size. Together, two walruses, three foxes, and so on, are the same size as Bear, each teasing him for foolishly thinking that there is nothing bigger than he. When six sardines arrive to tell Bear that together, they are just as big as he is, Bear has had enough and gobbles them up for breakfast.

As far as he can tell, Bear is the biggest thing around. He might even be a giant! It's not long before other, smaller animals set him straight in this charmingly illustrated book about counting and relative size. Together, two walruses, three foxes, and so on, are the same size as Bear, each teasing him for foolishly thinking that there is nothing bigger than he. When six sardines arrive to tell Bear that together, they are just as big as he is, Bear has had enough and gobbles them up for breakfast.

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  • Alice Brière-Haquet is an author and a teacher. She has published many children's books in French. She lives in France.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 12, 2016
    Originally published in France, this math-minded picture book introduces a hulking polar bear who is impressed by his own size. “I’m very big!” he proclaims. “I’m almost a giant!” The other polar animals nearby dismiss his size: “You’re not that big,” suggest two walruses who swim up to his ice floe. “Look at this: one + one. We two are just as big as you!” The addition theme continues as three foxes, four sea lions, five penguins, and six sardines hop on each other’s backs to show Bear that they are just as large as he is. In minimalist illustrations that resemble screenprints, Philipponneau and Enjary create rich contrasts by using a color scheme of vivid mint green, black, and white. The closing scene—in which Bear remembers that his mouth is pretty big, too—will leave readers giggling. Ages 3–5.

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