Bear’s Big Bottom: Steve Smallman & Emma Yarlett (Little Tiger Press, 2013)
Bear is sweet, friendly and has a host of fluffy friends. But he has an enormous bottom that’s always getting him into trouble. He takes up the whole settee, he breaks presents, empties the paddling pool, and worst of all he squashes a birthday cake flat. His frustrated friends get cross and Bear leaves them to feel sad. But after a spot of danger, Bear comes through and that big bottom is forgiven!
This is a silly story that small children will love. What can be better for a small child than a story with bottoms in?! Darling-Girl is going through the delightful saying ‘poo’ and ‘bottom’ every other word phase (she’s four) so this is a huge hit with her!
This is a rhyming book with rhymes that work (always a good sign!) It also has a slightly different rhythm to many books with three lines that rhyme (each with eight syllables) and then a final non-rhyming line that always includes the word ‘bottom’.
The illustrations are a modern style and just right, they make us giggle. I love how one of the fluffy characters is wearing glasses too. A silly, fun, enjoyable story suitable for toddlers and up.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Bear’s Big Bottom by Little Tiger Press for review. No other financial reward was given and the opinions are my own. I was not asked to write this post.