Monday, February 16, 2009

Bossy Bear and Just Like Bossy Bear





Bossy Bear and Just Like Bossy Bear
Written and illustrated by David Horvath
Published by Disney/Hyperion Books


I picked up a lot of books at the New York Comic Con and two of the ones I got were Bossy Bear and Just Like Bossy Bear. They’re really funny books that are easy to read.

It’s about a blue bear who bosses people around. He wants things to be done his way all the time. I like his list of things to do because it just says do what I want to do and take me where I want to go and to hurry up. And then the rest of the book he’s just telling people what to do. He tells someone to make his room and he’s pointing and the other guy is just sitting there with a dumb look on his face. He gets really mad when he’s in a long line for the movies and he just tells everyone to hurry up and they all look at him scared.

A couple of people ask if he wants to play and Bossy Bear says he’ll play only if they play by his rules but they don’t think that’s fair and leave him all alone. Then Bossy Bear meets a turtle and the turtle says that he’s very bossy but he doesn’t have to be. Bossy Bear becomes his friend and gives him the same kind of crown that he wears.

In the second book the turtle is acting just like Bossy Bear. He’s watching Bossy Bear be very bossy and then he starts being bossy too. They’re at a party and there’s a piƱata and the turtle has a big stick and says that he is going to get all the candy himself. Bossy knows that turtle isn’t being good so he starts being polite to people and wishing that they have good days and telling them to be careful and stuff.

I think Bossy Bear set a good example by realizing he wasn’t being very nice and started to do nice things for people.

The book is really funny. Bossy Bear is funny when he is being bad and I really like how the pictures are drawn. The characters all look really funny and I like how each page is drawn with a different color but only one color so it’s very bright. I like looking through the book and seeing which characters show up on the different pages. It’s an easy book to read because it’s short and the words are written big. I definitely want to read more Bossy Bear books.

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

My name is Adam. I'm seven years old. I did not like this book. It has no redeeming features whatsoever, and was rather anti-climactic. And character development -- please -- you'll fare better watching the Teletubbies or some other inane drivel for children. I'd rather read the side of a cereal box than this vacuous tome.

Anonymous said...

If you are using words like "inane drivel" at age 7, you're either a sad kid with jaded parents who have robbed you of your youth, or a disturbed adult spammer posing as a child. The Teletubbies remark reveals your true age. The rest shows us your true nature.

Liam said...

I don't like Teletubbies. That show is kind of weird. I still think the Bossy Bear books were really good though. Sorry you didn't like them.

Sailor Poe said...

WOW, the last time I heard a critic use such vivid text to oppose something was when they commented about Jar Jar Binks in starwars. I needed to go to dictnioary.com to define the harsh words. Adam, since your seven, didn't your parents tell if you have the nothing nice to say don't say it at all. Plus maybe you can say what it needs to improve on. Liam I like your icon Have you seen Chad Vader? Please reply.

Liam said...

I've watched a couple of the Chad Vaders on YouTube. It's okay. My dad really likes them and thinks they're really funny. I like some of the parts when he's mad at his boss.

Sailor Poe said...

Chad after the dentist is my favorite! Especially when he gets mad "yeeeahhh,uh!" very funny!

 
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