Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Hunger of the Seven Squat Bears

The Hunger of the Seven Squat Bears
by Emile Bravo
unpaged comic book
New York : Yen ; London : Little, Brown [distributor], 2011
The Seven Squat Bears are a comical yet lovably irritating mash-up of several fairy tales. While ignoring the well-intentioned advice of the third little pig, they build a house that will hopefully keep them safe and warm for the winter. Unfortunately the soon get tired of their only source of food, milk from their cow. So one little bear heads into town to trade it for some other food. If you know your fairy tales, I am sure you can guess what comes next?! The fairy tale fiasco continues with appearances by Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Brilliant illustrations combined with amusing text make this a winner for all ages.

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