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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Baby Bear's Spaghetti Misadventure: Very Short Misadventure Stories for Kids and Bears, K-1 is an animal adventure picture book written by Linda Karimo and illustrated by Garry Vaux. Mama Bear is busy cooking her special tomato sauce for a spaghetti and meatballs dinner. Company is coming for dinner tonight. While she’s stirring the sauce, Baby Bear is playing with his truck by her feet until, suddenly, Baby Bear sneezes. The truck flies through the air and hits his mom on the knee. Mama Bear wants her son out of the kitchen and safely playing outdoors. Baby Bear knows he’s not to bounce his ball outside, and he’s to be careful on the swing, but can Baby Bear resist getting into trouble when his mom isn’t looking?
Baby Bear's Spaghetti Misadventure is a fun continuing story that becomes an interactive experience for kids as they answer the questions about what may happen next which are interspersed throughout the story. And while the characters in the stories are bears, they could just as easily be monkeys, or beavers, or human beings. Garry Vaux’s brightly colored illustrations are fun and have marvelous little touches of humor for the discerning reader to discover. Look at the shelves in Mama Bear’s kitchen where one can find strawbeary jam, habearnero sauce, and bearbecue sauce, to name just a few special items. Linda Karimo also includes a link to coloring page versions of each of the illustrations in the book. I love the interactive nature of the book and providing kids with the opportunity to color each illustration makes this a book they can learn from and grow with. Baby Bear's Spaghetti Misadventure is highly recommended.