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No bears by Meg McKinlay

No bears (2011)

by Meg McKinlay, Leila Rudge (Illustrator)

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This story is funny and engaging. It does a great job of showing the way that illustrations can add a humorous element and tell a different story. It would work well to teach students how they can use illustrations to add to their story. I would use this in my classroom. Another option is to use this story as a way to show students how they can use already existing characters to add to their stories.
  MsSpartas | Feb 28, 2016 |
"No Bears" by Meg McKinlay is about modern fairy tale. McKinlay did an awesome job with the story and illustration. ( )
  thnguyen | Nov 26, 2014 |
This book, filled with magic, monsters, princesses, and definitely bears, is one for the girls. It is a good book with pretty illustrations, however it did not strike the biggest chord with me. Ella, the little girl in the story, explains how her perfect book would go. This book great for alone time with a little one, but I would not read it to a whole class because it seemed a little generic. McKinlay and Rudge did a wonderful job, but it just was not my favorite. ( )
  Trock33 | Aug 28, 2014 |
No Bears is a good book that is dedicated to girls. Bears are usually for boys so this story excludes from the entire story. This book is like a modern fairy tale that is modern that good work is rewarding. McKinney has very good creative thoughtful illustrations. It has tiny bits of information from other fairy tales. ( )
  sabdelaz | Apr 14, 2014 |
There ARE bears in this entertaining metafictional, fractured fairy tale. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Ruby is in charge of this book. And she'll tell you something right now. There are NO BEARS in it. Not even one. Ruby wants to tell you a story. A story with absolutely no bears. You don't need bears for a book.

Ella is in charge of this book, and she will tell you something right now. There are NO BEARS in it. Not even one.

Ella wants to tell you a story — a story with absolutely no bears. You don’t need bears for a book. You need pretty things like fairies and princesses and castles and maybe funny things and exciting things. In Ella’s kind of story, there are no bears in the village or the castle or the deep dark forest or faraway lands. But there might be . . . a monster! Riffing on well-known fairy-tale themes, this fun, offbeat story is perfectly matched by playful illustrations with a running visual joke that will keep even bear lovers smiling.
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Ella tells a story with fairies, princesses, castles, and no bears.

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