Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review #1417 Bear Despair by Gaetan Doremus

Review #1417
Bear Despair by Gaetan Doremus
Rating: two stars (out of four)

I picked up this book because it was one of the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2012. I was intrigued to see their selections and I was quite surprised with some of the books. This didn't have (what I would call) remarkable illustrations, in fact, I didn't appreciate the illustrations. I thought they were very simplistic and childish. I wasn't sure why it was selected for this award out of all the other books published. The story was amusing enough, but it wasn't something I found thoroughly engaging. It was entertaining and definitely reminded me of tall tales or other folklore I had read as a child, but I was disappointed with the pictures. I probably wouldn't recommend.

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