Sunday, January 24, 2010
Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg (Book Review)
Shared by Kristi Herbrand
Title: Bear Portraits
Author: Jill Greenberg
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
My thoughts: What a beautiful collection of bear photographs. Many of them look fake, or painted, but they are all real live bears.
In one portrait you see a bear all cuddly and calm - playful even. But the next photo shows one up on his hind legs with their mouth open in what you can only imagine is a ferocious growl.
The following bears are in the photos: Polar bear, Kodiak, European Brown Bear, Black Bear, Russian Brown Bear and Grizzly. There is a cute Who's Who at the end of the book with names and facts of all the bears that were photographed. Interspersed very few pages are also quotes - my favorite being by Christopher Robin - "Silly old bear."
Monkey Portraits is another book available from Jill Greenberg. I will be on the look out for this one as I collected monkey stuffed animals and figurines growing up. While I only have a few stuffed animals left, which I have passed down to my children, I am still fascinated by them.
~I was provided this book for review by Hachette Books.~
Publisher/Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company, Nov 2009