Rating: Significant Shortcomings
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Patricia Hegarty
Illustrator: Carmen Saldana
Publisher: Tiger Tales
A bug and a bear, what else could go wrong, it just feels like something doesn’t belong. While bear is going about his daily business, a bug comes along. Bug loves Bears’ fur but Bear really is not happy about it. Bug is a pest, and just won’t let him be. Then wise old owl comes along and helps Bug and Bear find a solution.
This book has fabulous rhymes. The word choice is fun for all children and the reading level is for younger grades. The illustrations are colorful and exciting. The overall message this book sends is if someone or something is bothering us, a wise person can just come and make them go away. Basically Bear is annoyed with Bug and so if he complains enough then someone will come and take away the annoyance. In truth, bear's problems are not resolved, but Bug's problems are because Bug gets to be with someone who actually likes him and wants him there. This is definitely not a book for teaching character education but a fun book for rhyming.