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Beauty and the Squat Bears (The Squat Bears / Les Ours Nains #3)

3.36  ·  Rating Details ·  89 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
When the queen's magic mirror declares that Snow White is the fairest in the land, Snow flees the kingdom and finds herself at the doorstep of the seven squat bears' cabin! But the squat bears aren't interested in harboring fugitive princesses. The best place for a beautiful princess is with a prince!
Setting off to find a prince, the squat bears quickly learn that the live
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Yen Press
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Mar 15, 2013 Ubalstecha rated it it was ok
When the Seven Squat Bears return from looking for food, they find a beautiful princess at their door. They know she will stay until they find a prince for her to marry, so one is sent off to find a suitable prince.

Another blending and twisting of fairy tales, this time Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, with some Three Little Pigs and media commentary thrown in for leavening. Again, this book lacks a soul or sense of fun, making it not funny or witty.

Skip it.
Dec 08, 2011 jess rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, yaf, 2011
Raina already said it best. I enjoyed this.

Although, I should note that Levi refused to read it because it looked too babyish. I thought it was cute, though.
Oak Lawn Public Library - Youth Services
This graphic novel is a play on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. The characters are intermixed during various parts of the book to make a humorous graphic novel.

This is a graphic novel that will appeal to the intermediate age group that know about the class fairy tales of Snow White, Cinderella and the 3 Bears. The funny graphics and the easy to ready along text boxes will help the children compare and contrast the classic fairy tales
Oh, so funny! These fractured fairy tales are nothing new, yet Emile Bravo gives it a fresh, sassy, feel. Using Snow White, the Frog Prince, the Three Bears and Cinderella, common frustrations in these tales intermingle. Characters meet and, despite their ulterior motives, they find themselves better off if they stick together (and do not cross the Fairy Godmother)! Scenes to make you chuckle (spoiler): there's a reference to Homer's Odyssey (a beautiful, wiley woman turns men into pigs), and a ...more
OMG! How is it that I am just now finding this fantastic picture book/graphic-novel/fairy-tale mash up read?? I can’t wait to get the first two in the series! Young and not so young kiddos will love reading this quirky tale again and again.
Ms Threlkeld
Apr 26, 2015 Ms Threlkeld rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A very quirky mash-up of familiar fairy tale characters. Good fit for upper elementary readers who will appreciate the humor. Could also pair nicely with fractured fairy tale novels in an ELA class.
Fun fractured folktale-type book. Bravo throws a bunch of sarcastic bears in with bits and pieces from well-loved princess fairytales and ends up with a funny mess of misunderstandings.
This is a delightful set of fractured fairy tales, all interwoven into one bizarre smoothie of a story.
When Snow White encounters a house owned by seven squat bears on the same day that an entire kingdom nearby has been put to sleep for a hundred years, things begin to go wrong. Bits of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and other stories all begin to trip over each other, much to the frustration of the nearest Fairy Godmother, several princes, a very practical pig and
Nov 29, 2011 Raina rated it really liked it
This. Is. So. Cute. I was expecting a fairly traditional retelling of either Beauty and the Beast or Snow White featuring this new entity, "squat bears," but this is neither of those stories, really. It's a mashup of many many many fairytales which turns gender norms on their heads (though I really don't think that was Bravo's goal). The illustrations are bright, colorful, accessible, and playful. And the most shocking thing may be that as far as I can tell, nothing is lost in translation. I hav ...more
Morgan York
Sep 26, 2012 Morgan York rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
When it comes to Disney, I am crazy. This graphic novel combines many stories together as one comic, such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and The Three Little Pigs. This is more for a younger group of children, maybe K-2nd. These student will most likely be able to understand the content very well because of the movies incorporated into it. I also love the illustrations. I've never been one for riding comic books, but this graphic novel is a lot of fun to read an ...more
Dec 31, 2014 Steph rated it really liked it
Matti Karjalainen
Émile Bravon lystikkään lastensarjakuvan kolmas osa luottaa vanhaan reseptiin, eli kääpiökarhut törmäävät vanhoista saduista tuttuihin hahmoihin hieman toisenlaisissa yhteyksissä. Sarjakuva viehättänee niin lapsia kuin aikuisiakin.
Jul 22, 2012 Rosa rated it really liked it
Again we meet a mixture of fairy tale characters from all over the board. There is lots of funny to be had here and I really enjoyed the story the writer came up with and the cross over of fairy tale characters.
Sep 16, 2012 Suvi rated it really liked it
En ollut Bravoa aiemmin lukenut, mutta kirja oli hauska uusi tuttavuus. Pitääkin lukea myös aiemmat osat. Tätä voisi tarjota kyllä lasten ohella myös nuorisolle ja aikuisillekin, huumorin taso sopii varmasti kaikille.
Markku Kesti
Sep 13, 2012 Markku Kesti rated it liked it
Bravolla on tahti parantunut osa osalta näiden kääpiökarhujen kanssa. Oikein hyvää lastensarjakuvaa ja satuviittauksissa riittää aikuisillekin bongattavaa.
Apr 17, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
A funny quick read that bridges the gap between picture book and graphic novel. Good for kids who like fractured fairy tales.
Apr 04, 2013 Liisa rated it liked it
Klassikkosatuja sekoittava lastensarjakuva, joka iloisesti yllätti: tämä kolmas osa oli ehdottomasti aikaisempiaan hauskempi.
Jul 27, 2011 David rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Taking over Children's/YA GN at work - Squat Bears was recommended by a coworker. This cracked me up. Good stuff!
Mar 21, 2011 Snow rated it really liked it
reviewing for Good Comics for Kids
Maggie V
Too funny ... another fairy tale retelling where everything is mixed up and wrong.
Jul 02, 2013 Marjorie rated it did not like it
Shelves: crap-books
hateful language in this book. is it supposed to be funny? it's just a crap book to me.
Tabi Card
Dec 30, 2011 Tabi Card rated it it was amazing
Really funny twists to the classic fairytales!!! LOVED IT!!!!
Nov 17, 2011 Paula rated it liked it
The illustrations are classic for this graphic novel.
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Other Books in the Series

The Squat Bears / Les Ours Nains (5 books)
  • Goldilocks and the Seven Squat Bears
  • The Hunger of the Seven Squat Bears
  • Mais qui veut la peau des ours nains (Les ours nains, #4)
  • Семь медведей-гномов и нашествие принцесс

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