Sep 242021
Review: Boy, Bear
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Title: Boy, Bear (Hook Books)

Author: Adithi Rao

Illustrator: Aaryama Somayaji

Publisher: Duckbill Books, Penguin Random House India

Recommended Age Group: 5 – 7 years

Well It’s not a book, it’s a hook! and that’s so true!

As soon as the book arrived, my 7 year old finished reading and shared how the book ends with a “happily ever after” scene from Bear’s home. But soon, as always, she read the book again to understand the sequence of events. Spriha is a sensitive child and she is still into fairy tales. This book gave us a chance to discuss a real life situation with the help of age appropriate text and images. Here’s what she has to say about the book:

This story is about a Madari family in Mumbai. After baba is gone the boy must do what baba had been doing for the family – bringing them food and keeping them safe, FOREVER!

The boy in this book is a hero because he takes the right decision at the right time.

It is a book where the same actions make me happy and sad both.

It is sad to know that baby animals are separated from their parents and how they are prepared to live with humans. I could imagine baby Alex from Madagascar movie. Have you ever thought about Alex being old, still in New York city and too tired to dance?

I am happy to see how boy and bear spend time together and care for each other. I am thankful to wildlife team for their services. I think the bear is female but my mom thinks opposite. Can a male bear also blush like girls when he is happy?

Read the book to know more about this happy family and now I want more Hook Books for sure!

There are other hook books published by Duckbill which are just as funny and engaging as this book is. You can read Amardeep’s review of another hook book, KITTEN TROUBLE here.

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