Sunday, December 8, 2013

Book Review: 'A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear' by Mayra Calvani

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear, by Mayra Calvani and illustrated by K.C. Snider, is a delight to read. The repetition, alliteration, and onomatopoeia, will make reading the book aloud an enjoyable experience for both reader and listener.


We all have problems, but how we handle our problems will determine if we can overcome them.

I can relate well to the story because, in life we often focus too much on the obstacle instead of trying to find a solution.

Baby Bear tries hard to offer support and comfort, but Mama Bear is too busy looking at the negatives, and can’t see a way out.

I love the underlying lesson the book is trying to teach. Young children can be very wise in how they perceive the world and situations around them.

Finally, Mama Bear is able to cope and deal with one bad thing after another, after she accepts Baby Bear’s support.

The story is well written, but much kudos goes to award winning artist, K.C. Snider, for capturing the true emotional essence of the book in pictures that are colourful and lively.

It is recommended for readers aged three to seven.

18 comments:

  1. Thank you Nicole for the nice comments on my illustrations .
    It is a very cute story . And I had such fun doing the illustrations.
    KC:)

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    1. My pleasure K.C. You are one talented artist!

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    1. Hi Jan, happy you enjoyed the book. It is such a great book. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. This looks so cute. Congratulations, and the best of luck to both Mayra and KC! Nice work, Nicole!

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    1. Nancy, the book is beyond cute. I always enjoy reading books by Mayra. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I agree Nicole, Mayra has written such a cute book that EVERYONE can identify with...especially Mamas! KC's illustrations are so colorful and cute, they do an excellent job of complimenting the story perfectly! Thanks for a fun review!!

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    1. Thanks Sharon for stopping by. I appreciate the support.

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  5. Very sweet book. Thanks for the review!

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    1. My pleasure Donna. I love supporting my fellow Angels!

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  6. What a wonderful surprise to see Nicole's review and so many comments! You guys are great--thanks for all your support. And thank you, Nicole, for taking the time to review the book!

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    1. Mayra,

      It was such a delight to read your book, and thank you for letting me do the review. Yep, our fellow Angels, are so supportive.

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  7. Great review, Nicole. This one sounds like another winner for Mayra. I can't wait to read it.

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  8. Love the review, Nicole. I am interviewing K.C. over at Pen and Ink today. Have you seen Silence yet? Wow!

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    1. Hi Susan,

      I just read the interview and I left a comment. Can't wait to check out Silence. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Cheryl,

    I confer with you, Mayra's book is a winner. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Hi Nicole, lovely review of a sweet book (I reviewed it, too). Best wishes for success for Mayra and K.C.!

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  11. Penelope,

    Thanks for stopping by, you are right, it is such a sweet book.

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