The Bear Who Wasn't There: And the Fabulous Forest

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Akashic Books, 4. 10. 2016 - 40 strán (strany)
A delightful children’s book “filled with surreal gags about prepositions and adverbs, cheerful absurdity, and down the rabbit hole-style musings” (School Library Journal).

One day, a few minutes after Once Upon a Time, a bear awakes to find he has lost something very important: himself! He sets out into the Fabulous Forest to find himself, using only a few clues scrawled on a piece of paper: the bear he's looking for is a nice bear; he is a happy bear; and he’s very handsome too! These sound like pretty good qualities to Bear, and so begins his memorable journey. With the help of critters like the Convenience Cow, the Lazy Lizard, the Turtle Taxi, and the Penultimate Penguin, Bear finds that he himself is just what he’s been looking for all along: a nice, happy bear—and handsome too!

“A melding of Phantom Tollbooth logic, Alice in Wonderland whimsy, and peppered with a cast of unforgettable Little Prince like characters . . . You can’t help fall into the imaginative world of this delightfully clever picture book.” —BookBloom

“Irresistible.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

“Gentle wordplay and Lewis Carroll-like paradoxes . . . Everything is new to Bear, and his discoveries will delight readers.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Erlbruch's playful, distinctive illustrations . . . are sublime.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Young readers with a philosophical nature and an appreciation for provocative silliness will be especially gratified by Bear's self-discovery . . . The Fabulous Forest effectively evokes a fairy tale feel, and Bear, a portly fellow with huge eyes, a bright red mouth, and colorful flecks in his black fur, is loveable at first sight.” —New York Journal of Books

Publishers Note: This is the flowable text e-book edition, optimized for e-ink readers that cannot support fixed layout e-books. If you have a tablet or software that can support fixed format e-books, please search for The Worst Breakfast: Fixed Layout Edition. The Fixed Layout e-book more closely resembles the illustrator's and author's design of the print book. This edition presents the text and images separately, on alternating pages.

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Slightly taller than the average picture book, with text slightly larger as well, perhaps it's the international nature of this book (with an author from Israel and an illustrator from Germany ... Čítať celú recenziu

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I loved this book! I think it's creative, thought provoking, and a bit philosophical even. The illustrations are whimsical and entertaining. For a US market it might be a little taboo for the frog to be smoking in a children's book. Not all children will love this book, but smart kids will. Čítať celú recenziu

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Oren Lavie has green eyes, long curly hair, and relatively cold feet. He was born in June, one week behind schedule, and has been trying to catch up ever since. He likes to sleep late but does his best writing early in the morning, which is why his best writing so rarely gets done. Oren is a musician, director, and author of children's books. His debut album, The Opposite Side of the Sea, was released worldwide to critical acclaim, winning him the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award for his lyrics. The music video for "Her Morning Elegance" was nominated for a Grammy Award and became a YouTube hit. Oren wrote "A Dance 'Round the Memory Tree" for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian movie. The Bear Who Wasn't There is his first book to be published in the US.

Wolf Erlbruch is one of Germany's most renowned illustrators; his work is respected and loved around the world. Among his many awards, Wolf has received both the Gutenberg and the German Children's Literature Award, as well as a Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award. His previous book, Duck, Death and the Tulip, sold more than 100,000 copies and was published in nineteen countries.

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