Baby Bear's Spaghetti Misadventure

Children - Picture Book
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 10/29/2020
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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.

Melinda Facal

Readers are encouraged to participate in Baby Bear’s Spaghetti Misadventure: Very Short Misadventure Stories for Kids and Bears, K-1. This enjoyable children’s picture book, written by Linda Karimo with illustrations by Garry Vaux, entertains while teaching children valuable lessons. In this story, we meet Baby Bear, a curious young bear who likes to play and explore the world around him. Baby Bear’s mom wants to keep him safe and tries to teach him to make good choices. Sometimes Baby Bear listens to his mom, but not always, which leads him to some misadventures. Throughout this story, readers are prompted with questions to consider what may happen next. This delightful and meaningful interaction allows the reader to see the importance of making good choices, while Baby Bear learns about consequences and being responsible for his behavior.

Baby Bear’s Spaghetti Misadventure by Linda Karimo is a fun and interactive read that encourages children to think as they learn about responsibility in a positive way. The colorful and detailed illustrations clearly demonstrate the range of emotions experienced by Baby Bear and his mom as Baby Bear learns and grows. I think children will find Baby Bear highly relatable as he doesn’t always make the best choices, but he does try to learn from his mistakes. This story will keep children engaged as they think about what may occur and then observe the outcomes of Baby Bear’s choices. Baby Bear’s mishaps will also help children to understand the impact their actions have on others. Baby Bear’s Spaghetti Misadventure is a highly recommended read.

Deborah Lloyd

Baby Bear is a strong-willed bear who does not listen to Mama Bear all the time. Mama is making spaghetti and meatballs as a friend is coming to dinner. Baby Bear plays with his truck in the kitchen and hits Mama’s leg with it. Then he goes outside and plays ball against the cave wall although his mother reminded him he can only do this when she is outside, watching him. The children’s book, Baby Bear’s Spaghetti Misadventure: Very Short Misadventure Stories for Kids and Bears, K-1, written by Linda Karimo, teaches children about the importance of listening to parents. She shows some consequences when children do not listen.

The detailed illustrations, including the kitchen and outdoor scenes, in this book are delightful. They will hold the interest of children many times as parents read the story to them. The story provides opportunities for parents to teach children about the natural consequences of their actions. When Baby Bear’s ball goes into the kitchen, landing in the pot of spaghetti and sauce, he helps clean up the kitchen. This teaches children to take responsibility for their actions. Author Linda Karimo has crafted a story full of lessons for children and the illustrations add to its message in Baby Bear’s Spaghetti Misadventure. Additionally, Linda offers a special gift for children – all the illustrations are available as coloring pages through a website link. She is also sponsoring a contest for parents or caregivers where a girl bear and a boy bear can have a story named after the child. A unique children’s book!

Mamta Madhavan

A friend was coming for dinner and Mama Bear was cooking spaghetti and meatballs. Baby Bear was playing excitedly in the kitchen with his truck. Mama Bear then asked Baby Bear to go outside and play on the swings. Though Baby Bear wanted to play bouncing the ball on the cave wall, Mama Bear did not agree to that. She said the cave was very close to the road and she needed to be there to watch him. Baby Bear was disappointed and he went on the swing. After a while, he noticed Mama Bear was not watching him and he started bouncing the ball against the cave wall. Everything was okay until a strong wind came and took the ball sailing into the kitchen through the window. The ball landed in the pot and everything was a mess...

Baby Bear's Spaghetti Misadventure: Very Short Misadventure Stories For Kids And Bears, K-1 by Linda Karimo is an educational and interactive storybook for children with a good message that teaches them about being responsible. Garry Vaux makes the story and characters adorable and tangible with his colorful illustrations. The author gives a link where 18 free coloring pages can be downloaded and used for coloring. All the illustrations have been converted to coloring pages and children can have fun coloring them. There is also a contest for consideration for parents and caregivers which can be submitted to the author at her email address. The approach to her storytelling is unconventional because it also allows young readers to participate in the story. Linda Karimo asks questions of readers which pulls them into the story and makes it enjoyable for them.