The Bear in Our Backyard is a companion book to our much loved copy of The Lion in Our Living Room, and it is every bit as fun. The endearing story of the games the children play with their mum as she pretends to be a bear are well matched by the warm illustrations that leave you feeling like you’ve been embraced in a big hug. Read more “The Bear in Our Backyard”
The premise is simple enough. A town ruled by animals* has a well-utilized bus route. The narrator takes us through various aspects of the trip around town. Without giving too much of the plot away, we are shown the wheels, the wipers (hours upon hours’ worth of entertainment for my little girl), and the behaviour of anti-social youths who (apparently encouraged by their parents) seem to have mistaken the back seat of the bus for a jumping castle.