No Bears by Meg McKinlay

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Which leads us to No Bears by Meg McKinlay and illustrated by Leila Rudge (Candlewick Press, 2011), a book about a girl named Ella who wants to tell a wonderful fairy story for kids that has no bears in it. I liked how the story showed her story inside of the story, on spiral pages, because we get to see just what really is happening behind the scenes.

The illustrations were integral to the story. We found it very silly when we determined that one of those silly bears still happened to sneak in to her story.

Note: I read this book from a library copy for consideration for the Cybils award. I was not compensated in any way for my opinions.

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Reviewed on November 9, 2012

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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