Tuesday, May 25, 2010

25th May Martha Alexander (1920 - 2006)

Martha Alexander is the author/illustrator of the delightful Blackboard Bear series of books. In these five gentle stories, Anthony has adventures with Blackboard Bear who steps off a chalkboard when needed. The idea of a blackboard and many of the things they do together are now dated, but the soft pencil and watercolour illustrations, the simple texts and the humour combine to make the Bear so endearing and his emotions so readable.

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