The Bears' Bazaar
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Cover illustration and those on these pages from Football Crazy by Colin McNaughton, Piccolo £1.25 0 330 26747 7 (published April 1982). Also available in hardback from Heinemann, 434 94991 4, £4.95. We are grateful to Piccolo for their help in reproducing this illustration in full colour.
I am sure young children will love this story wherein two small bears make a variety of items for their school bazaar. However. this is more than a story book; as part and parcel of the text, craft ideas (mobiles, paper dolls, painted stone paperweights, for instance) are presented without being prescribed.
I tend to avoid craft books of the 'how to make' (as opposed to technique) variety, but this is a book I would happily share with children. The story is sufficient to set most infants off on the activities (though detailed instructions are given at the end of the book should they be needed).