A little boy throws food beneath the stairs of his house each day to appease the ferocious grizzly bear that he believes lives in the closet under the stairs. Reprint. K. "
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Helen M. Cooper is associate professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2-William is scared of bears and the place under the stairs. Ergo, it is easy for him to convince himself that a bear lives there. To appease the animal, the boy tosses it leftover table scraps. Eventually, the inevitable occurs, and a strange aroma pervades the house, prompting his mother to investigate. She and William open the door to find an old furry rug, a broken chair, horrible stinky food strewn everywhere...but no bear. Or is there? For, skulking in the shadows and sneaking off into the distance, a bear can be seen, and, disappearing along with it, are William's fears. While Dick Gackenbach's Harry and the Terrible Whatzit (Clarion, 1979) and Mercer Mayer's There's a Nightmare in My Closet (Dial, 1985) remain the definitive explorations of a child's imagination run rampant, Cooper does a nice job. The somber, homey illustrations, combined with an offbeat rhyme scheme, capture the slightly skewed world of a youngster's surmountable fear.
Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library
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Descrizione libro RED FOX BOOKS (RAND), 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110552548812