A review by mamawantsbooks
Books Aren't for Bears by Mark Barry

  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A


An absolutely wholesome and sweet book for anyone who loves books or wants to grow their love of reading. It’s a pretty straightforward story of a Bear who learns how to read and wants more books. Where can he go in the city for books? Will our sweet Bear finally get all the books of his dreams? 

My 3 year old understood the story and grasped the concept of Bear going to the library just like we go to the library to get books. The illustrations are lovely and bright and this is a great book for little ones. 

Thank you so much to NetGalley for the ARC!