The Grizzly Bear Family Book

The Grizzly Bear Family Book by Michio Hoshino
Translated by Karen Colligan-Taylor

Pages: unpaginated
Finished: Feb. 21, 2008
Reason for Reading: read aloud to my 7yo, one of his school books.
First Published: 1992
Genre: non-fiction, picture book
Rating: 3/5

First Sentence:

Imagine meeting a grizzly bear in the wild.

Comments: Hoshinio spent almost twenty years studying and photographing grizzly bears in the wilds of Alaska. Each page of this book is covered with up-close and personal photographs of grizzly bears. In the text, the author tells the reader about his passion for grizzlies and reminisces about a few particular incidents along with imparting information about grizzlies in general. Ultimately the photographs are more appealing than the text but they are so beautiful they more than make up for the shortcomings of the writing. If you or your child are interested in grizzly bears, this book will satisfy. Unfortunately, the author was actually killed by a grizzly in 1998.


  1. This one is right up my alley! I love animals so much! I will have to take a look at it. Too bad Michio Hoshino was killed by a grizzly. A risk I'm sure he knew he was taking.


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