Fuzzy Wuzzy

Stories for the Early Years (Book 3)

Children - Social Issues
52 Pages
Reviewed on 02/13/2017
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Author Biography

Theodore Jerome Cohen is an award-winning author who has published more than ten novels—all but one of them mystery/thrillers—and two books of short stories. He also writes Young Adult (YA) novels under the pen name “Alyssa Devine” as well as illustrated children's storybooks in his Stories for the Early Years series. During the course of his 45-year career he worked as an engineer, scientist, CBS Radio Station News Service (RSNS) commentator, private investigator, and Antarctic explorer. What he’s been able to do with his background is mix fiction with reality in ways that even his family and friends have been unable to unravel!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Fuzzy Wuzzy: Stories for the Early Years, Book 3 is a children's action and adventure picture book written by Theodore Jerome Cohen. Fuzzy Wuzzy is a bear; a baby bear who lives in a lair with his mom and siblings. The bear cubs love to play and wrestle, but all that activity makes small cubs hungry. Mom soon realizes it's time for her to go out and catch some fish for her hungry brood. Fuzzy wants her to let them come along with her, but Mom is aware of a wolf who's been dreaming of bear cub for dinner. She wants them to stay safely tucked away and quiet until she returns. Catching those fish is a time-consuming process, but Mom stays at her task until she has the fish she needs. Fuzzy, meanwhile, is growing restless. He wants to explore the world and play in the streams and meadows. He wants to climb trees. He's not afraid of wolves or danger. And so, Fuzzy leaves the lair, carrying a long stick as a lance, and sets out to explore his kingdom -- but he's not the only one out there.

Theodore Jerome Cohen's children's animal adventure picture book, Fuzzy Wuzzy: Stories for the Early Years, Book 3, is guaranteed to bring smiles to children and caregivers alike as they read the story of Fuzzy Wuzzy, couched in rhymes that are humorously reminiscent of the classic British children's nursery rhyme bearing that name. This cautionary tale is a gentle reminder for kids to listen to their parents, but the thrill of the adventure and inevitable happy ending make for an all-round fun story time selection. Cohen's illustrations are marvelous! They are cunningly selected to fit the story perfectly. My favorite would have to be the portrait of the wolf's face as he licks his lips in anticipation of a tasty snack. As with the first book in this series, Pepe Builds a Nest, Fuzzy Wuzzy educates as it entertains. Children get to see bears in their natural environment, learn about how they grow up, and come to realize that even baby bears are better off when they listen to their parents. Fuzzy Wuzzy: Stories for the Early Years, Book 3 is most highly recommended.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

For Children's Books with Life Lessons

This adorable story by Theodore Cohen starts with meeting Fuzzy the bear and his family. Little Fuzzy was warned by his mama to stay with his brothers while she searched for food. But Fuzzy was adventurous and paid no attention to his mom's warning about a nasty wolf lurking about. Fuzzy has no fear of the wolf, thinking he could outsmart the fierce beast. Just as the wolf is licking his lips thinking of what a yummy dinner the little bear would make, something unexpected happens. Little children, parents, and teachers are sure to enjoy this story and want to read it over and over again. They'll love the rhyming verse and they'll certainly remember the lesson shared in the cute, rhyming story The bright, colorful illustrations will keep small children engaged as well. .I highly recommend this story.
* I received a free copy from the author and chose to review it.