“The Three Bears” by Byron Barton
I LOVE Byron Barton’s illustrations so much. They
are bright, bold, childlike, and accessible to even
the littlest children. Isn’t it annoying when children’s
books have charming, “artistic,” illustrations but
they’re incomprehensible to children? If three-year-olds
can’t tell which animal is the duck, or thinks a bear
is a dragon, there’s a problem.
Barton’s pictures are wonderful and his telling of
the familiar story is also clear and simple. Children
love to join in on the lines, “Someone’s been sitting
in my chair!”, etc., and also enjoy hearing me say
Baby Bear’s lines in a high, light voice.