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I think I should've gotten the original Larry book before this one to see the background of how Larry the Polar Bear came to live with the family. My 5 y/o son however thought this one was funny enough to warrant telling me that I *had* to read it as "my bedtime story" after he'd read it with my husband for his bedtime story. That's pretty high praise in my book. Of course he's an ice-cream fiend too.
Jul 28, 2009 Heidi rated it 3 of 5 stars
A funny idea of a polar bear becoming a spokesman for an ice cream company. And I really like Larry. But I think some of the humor or concepts might be a bit on the old-fashioned side for today's group of kids. At least, the humor could be conveyed in a one-on-one reading, but in a storytime it might go over their heads...and stay over. Works well with the Sweet Treats theme, though.
Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that ...moreMore about Daniel Pinkwater...
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