This book makes me laugh out loud every time I read it, which has been daily since it arrived two weeks ago. I see a lot of contemporary picture books with illustrations that crowd the page and overwhelm (possibly a consequence of the Age of Overstimulation? Just a theory), but Klassen’s are clean, subtle, and so much more effective for it.
Need I explain the expertly wrought deadpan humor? It’s right there in the title, but there’s a delicious twist at the end. I won’t spoil it.
Spoiler alert: Bears are vicious predators.