Three Bears in A Boat

Three Bears in A Boat

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Afraid to face their mother after breaking her beautiful blue seashell, three bears set out on an high seas adventure to try to find a replacement.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9780803739932
0803739931
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm

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ChristchurchKids Jul 21, 2014

After accidentally breaking their Mama's beloved blue seashell, three bear siblings named Dash, Charlie, and Theo sail away in search of a replacement. Although they meet other bears in boats, explore an island, encounter enormous whales, and get caught in a sudden storm, finding another blue shell proves more difficult than they expected. Using the exhilarating sweep of the ocean as a backdrop, Three Bears in a Boat combines visual drama with gentle humour to create a high-seas adventure -- one with a reassuring ending that may remind readers of Maurice Sendak's classic Where the Wild Things Are.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 20, 2014

Even if a child has never set so much as a sandy toe in the waters of a lake, river, or ocean, there’s something compelling in Soman’s voyage by sea. The thrill of setting out on your own with friends/siblings along for company is inherently enticing. Plug in adventure and an escape from parental oversight and you’ve got yourself a snazzy little number. David Soman isn’t afraid to get pretty. His ocean scenes are some of the best I’ve ever seen in a picture book, and his story holds up in the end. If you’re looking for a gift book, a bedtime book, or just something uniquely attractive to the eye, seek ye just three little bears. Charm incarnate.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 20, 2014

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 20, 2014

It wasn’t their best idea. But Dash, Theo, and Charlie were so sure they’d be able to reach that distant jar of honey their mama put out of grasp on the mantle shelf. Unfortunately in their bid for sweets they accidentally destroy their mother’s lovely blue seashell. The solution? If they can set out across the sea in their little boat and find a replacement seashell, maybe their mother won’t even notice the switch. So away they go, but after asking for advice it seems the only place to find such a shell is on an island shaped like a lumpy hat. As one old sea salt advises them, “Just look the right place.” Thus begins a mini epic, as the bears encounter creatures, storms, and even dark caves in their quest for the near impossible.

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