BOM! WENT THE BEAR
BOM! went the bear on the big bass drum...
Bear loves to play his big bass drum. On his own. Making as much noise as he can, marching around like he's king of all the land. It looks like so much fun that soon he's joined by all manner of enthusiastic musicians. But with so many animals determined to deliver a command performance, is there room for Bear to march to the beat of his own drum?
"There’s nothing catchier than a great beat... But even more valuable and rare is the idea—made as clear as a triangle’s chime as the bear marches off by himself—is that happiness does not require being part of an ensemble. Playing solo is just fine"
"Nicki Greenberg has created a colourful picture book that not only encourages young readers to make some noise but captures the trepidation that comes with ''joining in''. Astute and brash."
FRANCES ATKINSON, THE AGE