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Wonder Bear (edition 2008)

by Tao Nyeu

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Title:Wonder Bear
Authors:Tao Nyeu
Info:Dial (2008), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Picture Books, RDG 560
Rating:****
Tags:Fantasy, Magical Bears, Adventure, Picture Books, No Text, Imagination

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Lovely, imaginative, surreal wordless picture book. (Daughter adds: very warm-hearted). ( )
  Ella.Kennen | Aug 9, 2013 |
A young boy and girl plant their seeds one day in this gorgeously-illustrated book, and awaken to discover that something magical has occurred! Wonder Bear takes them on a series of fantastic voyages in this wordless picture-book, only to return them safe and sound to their beds.

Tao Nyeu's lovely illustrations, which must carry the entire story, are reminiscent of Wanda Gag's work in style, although they utilize a far more subtle array of colors. I sometimes find wordless picture-books rather off-putting, but the charming visual landscape of Wonder Bear was sufficient to compensate for the lack of text. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jun 20, 2013 |
A wordless book that is full of fantastic illustrations that tell the story. The story is a bout a boy and girl who grow a garden with magical seeds. when the plants grow, a magical white bear emerges with a top hat. He takes the boy and girl on an other-wordly adventure with the monkeys and sea animals he pulls from his hat. When the day is done and the children are put to bed, the white bear gathers up everything he pulled from his hat and goes back to the plants. The author tells a wonderful story simply from illustrations and the illustrations are amazing to look at. I loved how even if I had a story to go with the book the first time I went through it, the second time I discovered new things in the pictures and wold adapt my story or think of another story line to go with it. This would be great for children look at and come up with their own words to go along with the story. ( )
  attebb | Nov 18, 2012 |
By far my favorite book on this list! Striking, intricate, plentiful illustrations. I could not stop looking at every single piece of art on each page. Fantastic storyline, which allows for various interpretations and commentary. Scrapbooking in story form! ( )
  fetta | Jun 6, 2010 |
3.75 stars! I heart the stingray.

Wordless book. ( )
  NintendoLaugh | Feb 3, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803733283, Hardcover)

Two kids plant mysterious seeds (all that?s pictured on the envelope is a blue top hat), and up grows a remarkable flowering vine, out of which emerges an even more remarkable big white bear. On his head is the top hat?a hat that allows him to work all kinds of magic that day. He pulls monkey after monkey from the hat, blows bubbles in amazing shapes, and transforms flowers into spectacular floating sea creatures.

The two kids are wide-eyed with wonder, and you will be too. This is a dazzling debut?a vibrant, welcoming, strikingly original picture book.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:01:28 -0400)

Two kids, a packet of seeds, a night to dream and a bear with magical powers.

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