Best Bear Ever!
Come spend some time in Liz Climo's world! The artist and popular blogger returns with another collection of her comics--this time following the seasons with her most beloved characters. Fans love Liz Climo's charmingly funny animal kingdom, which was first featured in The Little World of Liz Climo and Lobster is the Best Medicine.Best Bear Ever! follows Bear and Rabbit, along with their other friends (including Otter, Sloth, Skunk, and Turtle), to commemorate special days throughout the year, while also embarking on fun adventures to celebrate the seasons. When you have good pals like these, any time of year can be the BEST EVER!

Best Bear Ever! Details

TitleBest Bear Ever!
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 11th, 2018
PublisherRunning Press Adult
ISBN-139780762463626
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Humor, Comics, Fiction

Best Bear Ever! Review

  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    This was absolutely adorable. I recently found Liz’s comics on Tumblr and I’m sort of obsessed. I loved the separation by season and there were so many cute set ups.
  • Susana
    January 1, 1970
    As usual this was super cute and funny. Mission accomplished: it definitely cheered me up.
  • Rod Brown
    January 1, 1970
    I picked this up at random at the library because it was in the graphic novel section and had a cute bear on the cover. Apparently it is the third collection of a series of internet cartoons featuring only animals. The bear appears frequently and is cute. The other animals, not as much. As in newspaper comic strips, the backgrounds are nearly nonexistent, with the animals appearing in a white or blue void, depending on whether they are on land or sea.The humor is extremely mild with a tendency t I picked this up at random at the library because it was in the graphic novel section and had a cute bear on the cover. Apparently it is the third collection of a series of internet cartoons featuring only animals. The bear appears frequently and is cute. The other animals, not as much. As in newspaper comic strips, the backgrounds are nearly nonexistent, with the animals appearing in a white or blue void, depending on whether they are on land or sea.The humor is extremely mild with a tendency toward the sort of low-hanging dad jokes that have been prevalent on newspaper comic pages for decades. This would fit in nicely between Garfield and The Grizzwells, but I prefer the cartoons I follow to have a little more edge.
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  • Lindsay from TrulyBooked
    January 1, 1970
    So you'll have to take my review with a grain of salt because I've loved Liz Climo's work for a long time. The jokes are fun, the illustrations endearing, and it's nice to have a completely relaxing comic book experience. Undeterred by all the bad stuff that's going on, you too can have the best Bear ever!Just take it step by step, read this book or Liz Climo's online stuff, and practice some self-care. I highly recommend reading the introduction to the book as well (I know, I know, I love skipp So you'll have to take my review with a grain of salt because I've loved Liz Climo's work for a long time. The jokes are fun, the illustrations endearing, and it's nice to have a completely relaxing comic book experience. Undeterred by all the bad stuff that's going on, you too can have the best Bear ever!Just take it step by step, read this book or Liz Climo's online stuff, and practice some self-care. I highly recommend reading the introduction to the book as well (I know, I know, I love skipping the intros on books too). But this one gives a really concise overview of Liz's intentions in putting this collection together and what she hopes for us as readers. Wholesome enough for children, but fun for even the most jaded of adults, I couldn't recommend this graphic novel more highly.For more reviews like this, check out Truly Booked.
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  • katayoun Masoodi
    January 1, 1970
    as usual super delightful!
  • Kara
    January 1, 1970
    2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image.
  • Neil (or bleed)
    January 1, 1970
    Cute and adorable!
  • John
    January 1, 1970
    Liz Climo cartoons found in this book consist of well-meaning but slightly awkward animals having short but charming interactions. As explained in the introduction to the book, they are deliberately designed to be a light-hearted diversion, bringing a little cheer to difficult days. (I read it on a great day, and it was the icing on the cake.) The cartoons deliver on this, bringing in the good cheer in a way that is not only not edgy, but anti-edgy: they "take the edge off" as the expression goe Liz Climo cartoons found in this book consist of well-meaning but slightly awkward animals having short but charming interactions. As explained in the introduction to the book, they are deliberately designed to be a light-hearted diversion, bringing a little cheer to difficult days. (I read it on a great day, and it was the icing on the cake.) The cartoons deliver on this, bringing in the good cheer in a way that is not only not edgy, but anti-edgy: they "take the edge off" as the expression goes.The content is not only light, but so is the style. Generally without any background, it's easy to read. The animals themselves are cute; and simply but effective covered. Even the captioning has a friendly, clear style that communicates casual lightness without sacrificing legibility. As a result, the book even feels light, but it still clocks in at about 100 cartoons.The approach is the same in nearly every cartoon: two or three characters are talking with each other. With such consistency in both setting and style, other aspects stand out, one of them being comic timing. Here, timing comes from choosing whether to deliver a response in the same panel, or in the next panel, or other such choices. This is consistently done very well.Among the characters, the bear is the most distinctive (and is rightly the star of the book), but the personality of a number of the others is often present as well.Overall, this is a consistently sweet-hearted book that still manages not to be twee. How it accomplishes this is the characters living normal lives, but with the source of their stresses and challenges (save mild embarrassments) happening off of the page. For this achievement, it's a great gift.
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  • Kevin Wright
    January 1, 1970
    My Liz Climo page-a-day calendar is a big hit with the kids at the elementary school where I work (though I sometimes have to white-out the NSFW language). I love having her cartoons in book form. I love the warmth of her character designs, her gentle humor and her focus on (usually unlikely) friendships. Her cartoons bring not just a little bit of joy to the day, but a reminder of our best qualities and the reasons why we get out of bed in the mornings (or in the spring).
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  • Pam Green
    January 1, 1970
    Super cute book. I love Liz Climo’s simple comics and her friendly animal characters. The book is organized by season and most comics relate to holidays or events that happen in each season. Happy to have this on my shelf to read when I need a smile.
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  • Viviana
    January 1, 1970
    Yes, life's sometime a bummer... and this book will make you laugh a bit in the midst of turmoil. It'll help you find once more that this too shall pass. Forget for a moment the crappy day and start from scratch once more. It's worth it!
  • Himmel07
    January 1, 1970
    I like the pictures and they are comfortable to read.
  • Theresa
    January 1, 1970
    I love her work. Her characters look at life with simplicity and humor. Her drawings are delightful and make me smile. I give her books to all my friends, all of whom love them as well.
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Giggles and snorts.
  • Amanie
    January 1, 1970
    Liz Climo never fails to bring utter innocent punny joy. Great to read on a sad day.
  • Nefertari
    January 1, 1970
    Always the sweetest and most genuine humor.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Adorable. Funny. Uplifting. I love Liz Climo's cartoons!
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