Bears on Wheels

September 27, 2016
Subheader: 

Boring book literally about bears being on wheels.

Review: 

Wow, this is a super boring book. 1969--it's not even that old. It is literally bears on wheels. That's it. A bear on a unicycle, somebody jumps on his shoulders, then other bears jump on top of him. Somebody has a bicycle, there's some guy with a five-wheel bicycle, and different numbers of bears piled on top of different numbers of wheels. They get in crashes, and bears go flying through the air, and that's it. A lot less interesting than it sounds. Very simple. Nothing happens. There's no story. Not interesting enough for me to read to a child.

The best part (the only interesting part): The massive collision at the end, with everybody flying through the air, including the bicycles, with the matter-of-fact words underneath, "Twenty-one on none."

Message: 

Teaches numbers. Counting, perhaps.

Publication Year
  • 1969
Age Range
Age Range: 
3-7
Number of Pages
Number of Pages: 
32
Number of Words on Typical Page
Number of Words: 
4