picturethisbook"There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough" — a William James quote that has since been proven to be scientifically true and potentially destructive and dangerous, as illustrated by this cautionary tale. A bear wakes up from hibernation only to discover that it is haplessly trapped in a factory where it is brainwashed into going against its nature, after being repeatedly told that it is, in fact, not a bear but "a silly man who needs a shave and wears a fur coat". In this era of dodgy news sources and bald-faced lies being presented as "alternative facts", it's more important than ever to teach our kids how to discern fact from fiction, and to think for themselves instead of blindly believing everything they read, see or hear. Although this brilliant picturebook classic written and illustrated by Frank Tashlin was first published in 1946, and reissued in 2010 by @nyrbooks, it has never been more relevant than the present, and is a must-read for all impressionable minds, whether young or old 🤔 [Temporary link to buy in profile] #healthyscepticism #thebearthatwasnt #franktashlin #nyrbooks #picturebooks #childrensbooks #kidlitart #booksforkids #kidlit #littlebookworm #kidsbookreview #kidsreading #kidlitpicks #kidsbookstagram #reading #littlereader #raisingreaders #readtoyourkids #raiseareader #bookaday #childrensliterature #絵本 #picturethisbook
- ericaperlFamily fave. "And he wasn't a silly bear, either."
- make_it_your_own_Yes- critical thinking is important.
- picturethisbook@ericaperl 🙌❤🐻
- icesyp@kapunzalan 😍
- tancomiguelLove this bool
- heartkindlingThanks very much for the pointer - will definitely look this one up. Any ideas what age group it would suit?..
- thebookandthebristleThis sounds fantastic
- picturethisbook@heartkindling 4 and up would be perfect 👌
- oneaponceatimeFound this at the last library booksale I went to!
- picturethisbook@oneaponceatime 👍👍
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