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The Best Bear in All the World by Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Jeanne Willis & Kate Saunders | SLJ Audio Review

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redstarBRIGHT, Paul, Brian Sibley, Jeanne Willis, & Kate Saunders. The Best Bear in All the World. 2 CDs. 1:37 hrs. Listening Library. Oct. 2016. $22. ISBN 9780735287655. digital download

AU-Milne-TheBestBearinAlltheWorldGr 2-5 Four seasons bring new adventures and curiosities to Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, and friends. From Eeyore seeing another donkey to Piglet and Pooh meeting a dragon, the tales will delight, inspire, and encourage imagination. Narrator Martin Jarvis’s voice is ideal for bringing to life each of the Hundred Acre Wood residents. His warm and enchanting narration imbues every beloved friend with depth and character. Although this title is slightly different from the plot format of A.A. Milne’s novels, the authors have created a unique, well-developed plot that is reminiscent of the original books. Their love for the Hundred Acre Wood and its inhabitants is apparent and endearing. VERDICT Listeners will be captivated from beginning to end by these Winnie-the-Pooh tribute stories. A must-have for any audiobook collection. [“This collection will delight a new generation of readers”: SLJ 2/16 starred review of the Dutton book.]–Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr. High, Holladay, UT

This review was published in the School Library Journal March 2017 issue.

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