Friday, December 13, 2013

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear by Mayra Calvani

Little Bear offers Mama Bear various items to make her feel better, but she’s too busy to notice—until he gives her his super, so good, so very special dolly. Silly humor, alliteration, repetition, and onomatopoeia make this a fun read-aloud story. A celebration of the special love shared between mother and child. For ages 3-7.


About The Author 

Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. Represented by Serendipity Literary.

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Mayra is a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.


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My Review:

What delightful book. Both my six and eight year old boys loved it, and wanted it read again.
I couldn't even imagine all that happened to poor mama bear, and like a human mother, flustered, she didn't see the comfort that was being offered by her child.
We talked about what it would be like to have Madame Baboon visit with her troop. The boys agreed that we wouldn't have our Christmas tree still up, and most of the house would be trashed.
We had a fun time reading this sweet, quick book, and I highly recommend it as a real treat!

I received this book through the Author, and was not required to give a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to review my book! I'm so happy to hear you and your boys enjoyed it.

    Happy Holidays!