Little Bear


Read by Carolyn Frances

(3.8 stars; 35 reviews)

A story for children about a little bear with no name, “there were not enough names to go round,” and his adventures in finding one. (Summary by Carolyn Frances) (1 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Hunting a Name 5:05 Read by Carolyn Frances
A Walk in the Woods 5:32 Read by Carolyn Frances
'A-kit-chew' 6:15 Read by Carolyn Frances
Making Cookies 5:41 Read by Carolyn Frances
The Newspaper 6:12 Read by Carolyn Frances
The Silver Dollar 6:07 Read by Carolyn Frances
Red Riding Hood 6:53 Read by Carolyn Frances
"Tell Us a Story" 5:46 Read by Carolyn Frances
Aladdin's Lamp 6:37 Read by Carolyn Frances
The Two Peddlers 5:03 Read by Carolyn Frances
Grandpa Grumbles 5:41 Read by Carolyn Frances
Little Rabbit Boo-hoo 6:41 Read by Carolyn Frances
The Magic Cap 5:18 Read by Carolyn Frances
The Pot of Gold 6:15 Read by Carolyn Frances
Mishe-Mokwa, the Great Bear 5:01 Read by Carolyn Frances

Reviews

Different

(3 stars)

To me, through my adult eyes, this children's book seemed a little strange and illogical. Little Bear doesn't have a name, due to the fact that he has 16 siblings and there just weren't enough names for all of them. This is very upsetting to Little Bear, so he goes on a hunt for a new name, boo-hooing at regular intervals when characters discover his unfortunate impediment. Actually there's quite a lot of boo-hooing throughout the story, characters seem to cry at the most unexpected things. Both the book and it's chapters are quite short, and it would make a nice bedtime story for very young listeners. There's nothing scary in it, both the text and the story would be accessible to modern ears, and there's humour sprinkled throughout. The narrator reads fairly slowly and evenly, which in my mind is all the better for a bedtime tale.