Barry is an adorable little bear who always strives to do his very best. He is known in his neighborhood as a very helpful little bear. His teachers know him to always do his very best. One day, new cubs move into Barry’s neighborhood who unlike Barry, are not interested in doing their very best; they only want to have fun. Barry is faced with peer-pressures, bullying, and the presence of drugs and alcohol, but continues to do his very best. This book will not only encourage your little ones to always do their very best, but will quickly become one of their favorite stories to hear again, and again.
Barry Bear’s Very Best: Learning to Say No to Negative Influencers is another sensational children’s book courtesy of the very talented Florenza Denise Lee. A short while ago I reviewed a children’s book of hers called The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog, and my verdict was that it was a moving children’s book that will teach your children essential lessons. After I read The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog, I was keen to read another book of Lee’s so that my children can be inspired/informed once again and that is why I am reviewing the remarkable Barry Bear’s Very Best today.
Barry Bear’s Very Best is an adorable children’s book that features an equally adorable small bear who tries to be his best in everything that he does. Barry is known for being helpful, kind and a bear who always does right so when new bear cubs move into Barry’s neighborhood, the natural order will be messed up. This is because the new bears are not like Barry, they instead are quite mean and have many bad attributes. The bears bully Barry as we as peer-pressure him to try drugs and alcohol. The premise of the seventeen-page story is this and it is absolutely incredible.
The story laced between these pages is phenomenal as it weaves many important themes for children. Themes such as peer-pressure and bullying are explored throughout the book and these are important subjects for children to know about. Although Barry Bear’s Very Best features such themes which are dark, it is also an enlightening story as it shows the spirit of Barry and his determination to still do the right thing as well as resist the peer-pressure. All children should resist peer-pressure and continue to do the right thing in all ways of life. This message is beautiful and one that all children should know of and understand.
As well as Barry Bear’s Very Best being an incredible story with many poignant and profound themes, it is also a beautifully illustrated and written one with many glorious images and sensational literature. Florenza Denise Lee knows how to captivate young minds within the first page of her book and so, I have to award this book an excellent five stars!
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