When Will This Book Be Over?
An odd way of thinking about things, and also really long and boring, especially for such a brief story.
Went in one ear and out the other.
Mama Bear doesn't give Sister any actual advice or think about what kinds of situations she could get into, only tells her that she has "responsibility." What that responsibility is, is never mentioned. Is this like Spider-man? Is she supposed to catch criminals?
The Big Question deserves a better answer.
This is like answering the question of “Who's Grandpa Smith?” by saying, “I'm really glad we have nice silverware.”
Feelgood story where hard work pays off.
There's no deus ex machina, contrived kind of stuff here like many children's books have, which is great.
As bland as the snow.
Very repetitive. I certainly couldn't read this to my kid because it would drive me crazy.
Too-long Russian fable about the handsome guy getting the girl.
I guess it's saved from being a bad book to read to kids by virtue of not really being a book to read to kids.
Japan's version of the fairy realm.
The framing device for the story basically lampshades the fact that the story has a weird ending, which is even weirder.
Prance, prance, I'm the Lord of the Forest!
Maybe the king needs to be taught a lesson, but The Lord of the Forest just gets to do whatever he wants because he's magical.
Gets sinister at the end.
Wow. I was not expecting the dark turn at the end.