The bear who wasn t there and the fabulous forest

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the bear who wasn t there and the fabulous forest

Lorso che non cera by Oren Lavie

Often books written, illustrated, and published in Europe are a bit different from those of American origins. That can be refreshing. It is interesting as an adult to see various styles from America, Europe, England, Australia, and even Asian counties. It is also good to expose children to different styles and types of publications.

Oren Lavies The Bear Who Wasnt There and the Fabulous Forest is one of those not-so-typical books. It will require a different type of parent or adult to purchase this publication for a child. Those who step out of the box of the ordinary and branch out to the quirky, non-realistic, thought provoking book that is filled with bold and unusual art will acquire it or read it to a child and will be the ones who open the seed pod of insightful thought for the child.

Will the young child grasp the outside myself tone of The Bear Who Wasnt There? Probably not. But it will surely tickle their imagination and mom and dad will surely gain a deep chuckle at some of bears thoughts and quirky answers.
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Bear wasnt there but an itch was there so the itch scratched itself upon a tree. The more it scratched the larger the itch became until it was bear. Now, I really dont think that this is delving into creation and an out of nothing theory. It is simply a nonsensical intro into getting bear into the story and into the forest that was, at that point, a single tree.

The story progresses as bear wanders deeper into the growing forest. He meets several other critters in the forest and these meetings give a sense of Alice in Wonderland deja vous.

The story teaches that you are you, yourself. It teaches you to be happy. It teaches you to accept yourself as handsome, lovely.

The illustrations are very focused on the forest and its growing density. There is a good variety of foilage and though the book is primarily in deep greens, black, tans, and browns there are small spots of color that brighten the pages. I love the different look of this art and appreciate that each artist has his or her own style or styles and they utilize their specific talents to bring life to the text the author has composed for a story. This is a good combination of story and art.

I won a copy via the LibraryThing monthly reviewers contest. Opinions is of my own honest opinions without compensation.
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Published 11.01.2019

The Bear That Wasn't (1967)

The Bear Who Wasn't There And The Fabulous Forest

Erlbruch gives the bear big, puzzled-looking eyes and a lovable grin. He lives in a forest made of ornate trees seemingly lifted from vintage engravings, whose delicate lines play off Bear's dumpy figure. Bear's encounters with various characters--the Turtle Taxi, the Penultimate Penguin--feature gentle wordplay and Lewis Carroll-like paradoxes Everything is new to Bear, and his discoveries will delight readers. This one would make for a thought-provoking read-aloud at story time. Get those children settled--it's a lengthy text--and present to them this gloriously left-of-center tale.

Oct 4, The Bear Who Wasn't There: And the Fabulous Forest “Bear's search for himself doesn't matter so much as the charm of Lavie's storytelling.
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By: Oren Lavie and Wolf Erlbruch. A magical, lyrical picture book debut from acclaimed composer and playwright Oren Lavie, illustrated by beloved German illustrator Wolf Erlbruch. Erlbruch gives the bear big, puzzled-looking eyes and a lovable grin. Everything is new to Bear, and his discoveries will delight readers. This one would make for a thought-provoking read-aloud at story time. Watch their heads spin.

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  1. Blanchefle T. says:

    "Irresistible playfully existential." -- O, The Oprah Magazine. "Bear's search for himself doesn't matter so much as the charm of Lavie's storytelling voice as he.

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  3. Germinal C. says:

    The Bear Who Wasn’t There and the Fabulous Forest: unbridled optimism! – Mom Read It

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