There's a Bear on My Chair (Ross Collins' Mouse and Bear Stories) (Board book)
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Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favorite chair, and that chair just isn’t big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move pesky Bear, but nothing works. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what’s that? Is that a mouse in Bear’s house?
About the Author
Ross Collins is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and has illustrated more than one hundred books for children and written a few, too. He lives in Scotland, where he likes walking in the Scottish glens with his dog, Hugo, who is an idiot, and his partner, Jacqui, who is not.
A playful portrait of impotent rage, Collins’s (The Elephantom) rhyming story looks at what happens when a problem is just too big to tackle...Collins’s drawings win laughs with confident, swooping lines and witty details (the silver tips on the collar of the bear’s Elvis shirt), and his sparkling verse has the ring of a nursery classic.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Collins' pencil-and-digital illustrations are completely interwoven with the text, enlarging and enhancing the tale with over-the-top humor and expressive body language. The mouse jumps out of a box (in that underwear), offers a juicy pear, glares from atop a ladder, and more. The bear matches these goofy antics as he reads a newspaper, does an Elvis impression, takes a snooze, and checks his cellphone. Silly, laugh-out-loud fun.
...delightful, rhyme-filled read that's sure to remind parents of classic Dr. Seuss.
—Pregnancy & Newborn