The Books

Bear’s Picture

by Daniel Pinkwater Manus
Illustrated by D. B. Johnson

One Potato Review

Taking it to The Man. The great Daniel Pinkwater tries his hand at something a little different, and neither he nor his Bear is apparently much in the mood to pander. This is simply a book about painting the world as you see it, and the naysayers here are two “fine, proper gentlemen,” nattering and speculating and, lastly, disappearing into Bear’s upside-down self-portrait, which also happens to incorporate streams, and hollow logs, and vivid fields of flowers they can’t appreciate, but too bad. “It is MY picture,” explains Bear, and that is finally the only explanation that matters. Nice work if you can get it.

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