Gentle Ben *****
by Walt Morey
Overview: Ben is a big bear. He likes Mark the boy who bought Ben from a mean man.Then the big bear hurt a man so the town wants to get rid of the bear. A greedy man took Ben away. You should read the book to find out what happened to Ben and Mark.
Themes: friendship, family, rescue, love
Positive elements: hard work, loving people, learn all about salmon fishing and bears
Negative elements: death of a family member and a friend, stealing and lying from the bad guys
Conclusion: Kids who likes action books will like this book. I think kids 6 and up should read or listen to this book.
By Sabrina Staples, age 7