Bear’s House of Books – Poppy Bishop, illustrated by Alison Edgson


    Bear’s House of Books – Poppy Bishop, illustrated by Alison Edgson, Tiger Tales, (9781680100389), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  5

Genre:   Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  Fox, Hedgehog, Mouse and Rabbit love stories even and though they have only one book, they read it each night at bedtime.  One day they wonder if maybe they could find another book to read.  Hedgehog thinks they might be dug up from the ground, while Rabbit thinks they might fall from the sky.  The four friends set out on a book hunt and actually find one in the woods.  They eagerly read the story but find a note inside that says it belongs to Bear.  They set out to return the book and discover Bear’s house is filled with books.  Bear arrives home and finds sticky paw prints on his books and calls “‘Who’s been reading my books!!’”  Bear soon realizes that books are even better when shared with friends and the story ends with him opening a library.  The full color illustrations are filled with wonderful details and lots of expression.  A great book for bibliophiles.

Anything you didn’t like about it?   No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a good choice for a reading or library themed story time. Pair it with Bunny’s Book Club  by Annie Silvestro, Library Lion by Michele Knudson and The New LiBearian for stories about bibliophile animals.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it?  Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:           4/30/17             

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