A Bear? Where? Scare a Bear by Kathy-Jo Wargin
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SCARE A BEAR?
WOULD YOU SHOUT, "I DECLARE, ITS A BEAR. PLEASE BEWARE!"
When the camp kids see a nondescript wooden sign which says "DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SCARE A BEAR?" nailed to a tree, they are a little bemused. None of them has packed a copy of 1000 Ways to Scare A Bear in his or her duffel bag.
WHAT IF THAT BEAR ISN'T EASY TO SCARE?
WHAT IF THAT BEAR WANTS TO FISH FROM YOUR BOAT?
DO YOU THINK HE'D FIT? WOULD YOU TELL HIM TO SIT?
WOULD YOU SHARE YOUR POLE? AND YOUR BEST FISHING HOLE?
Nose to nose with a bear, would you share your cheese even if he says "Please?" and give him the top bunk in your cabin? And what if he snores too loud for you to sleep? Confronted with the possibility of sharing the camp experience with the likes of a bear makes the usual motley crew of bunkmates look pretty good.
In the companion book to her popular Moose on the Loose, Kathy-Jo Wargin again teams up with artist John Bendell-Brunello in their latest Scare a Bear (Sleeping Bear Press, 2010) which takes a light-hearted look at the creatures of the wild. Once again Wargin packs her irresistible verses with internal rhyming schemes which move this mock cautionary tale along with a wiggle and a giggle, and Bendell-Brunello's bear is a comic hero who keeps the kids guessing what he'll do next. A nice non-scary storytime outing for the camping season!