Boyd, Lizi. Big bear little chair. Chronicle Books, 2015. $16.99. ISBN: 978-1-4521-4447-4. Pre-K. P8 Q10
This children’s book has the makings of a classic. The illustrations are clear and unique as well as multi-faceted. The words are few, making this an excellent bedtime story for pre-school kids. The poetry of the book lies in the fact that many little stories are told on each page as the reader connects the word with the simple black, white, and red pictures which, when looked at more closely, reveal humorous and uniquely compelling details accessible to both children and adults. It leaves much to the imagination. I recommend this book to parents of toddlers. This will be one that I foresee will be passed down from one generation to the next because of its stylish artistry, simple story-telling and subtle humor that transcends time.
November 2015 review by Devonee Tripp.