When Teddy sets off to go fishing, Cub wants to go too. Teddy isn’t keen, he thinks Cub will just get in the way. Sure enough, in no time at all Cub manages to upturn the canoe, entangle and break the rods, before catching Teddy rather than a fish in his net. Teddy gets crosser and crosser with Cub, as expected he is just getting in the way. In the end, however, the tables are turned when it is Cub rather than Teddy who catches a fish, albeit in an unintentional and rather amazing fashion. Cub apologises for misjudging Cub, he realises he was wrong.
This is an appealing story which many children will relate to suggesting the frustrations of having (or being!) a younger sibling. The story shows the importance of being open-minded and prepared to change your mind. Cub and Teddy’s changing dynamic is reflected in the way their body language and expressions are conveyed.
Highly patterned and very stylised (which can make grasping meaning hard at times) the illustrations are very attractive with a distinctive colour palette.