The Bear Scouts

October 7, 2016
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Don't go camping with idiots.

He gets very badly hurt and comes home, and then the Bear Scouts say, "At least he showed us what not to do. Ha ha ha ha ha ha." The end. I don't even know what the message is. "Papa Bear is an idiot," maybe.

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Message: 

Don't take advice from the inexperienced.

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf

October 7, 2016
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Unrealistic metaphor that does more harm than good.

It's not bad because the message is bad, but because it fails at getting that message across and what it does get across is just upsetting.

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Message: 

People die but life goes on.

The Bears' Vacation

October 6, 2016
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Papa Bear is a hypocrite.

There's a "Do as I say, not as I do" thing happening here. It's not bad. It still definitely teaches good rules for the beach.

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Message: 

Be careful when you're at the beach.

Pierre in Love

October 5, 2016
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Contrived story, ends before it gets realistic.

Two separate people have loved each other from a distance and never actually had a conversation, but they're in love. Hopefully it works out at the end. It doesn't really say.

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Message: 

If you love somebody, tell them.

The Arrival

October 4, 2016
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A new land of possibility and poignancy.

The wordless drawings capture the potential and amazement of moving to a new land, but also the loneliness, isolation, homesickness and difficulty communicating with people.

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Message: 

Moving is difficult but rewarding.

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