Saturday, November 5, 2011

Review # 60: The Story of Solomon Bear by Phillip Laird

     Solomon Bear is the beloved toy and best friend of a little girl growing up in home devoid of love and happiness. So when the pair is split up, Solomon Bear will stop at nothing to find her. Along the way, Solomon bear meets other toys that show him that he has all the tools he needs to find her, leading him to places he's never imagined, and hopefully, into the arms of his lost little girl.
     The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my favorite childhood stories, and The Story of Solomon Bear parallels it. I found the poetic writing style of Phillip Laird to be very beautiful and well-written. His verses are enjoyed and understood by both children and adults, and even though there aren't many characters, the ones that you get to know are well developed and realistic. The content is emotional and touching, with a bit of humor to lighten the mood, and the descriptiveness is vivid. I only wish there were a few illustrations. I recommend this book for children of all ages, and the adults who read to them.

Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

***I received this eBook from LibraryThing Early Reviewers in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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