PreS-K-A little bear wants to impress his friends, so he brags about his dad's strength, sharp teeth, and many claws. With each boast he scares away one playmate and moves deeper into the jungle. At last he finds himself all alone with jungle noises and the approaching shadow of a big, scary beast. The beast turns out to be big, cuddly Daddy coming to find his little cub. The pictures are the strong suit of this book. Fuge's bright, stylized illustrations in yellows, greens, browns, and lots of white are expressive and appealing. While children will enjoy the anticlimactic thrill of this simple story, Jez Alborough does a better job and offers more suspense and humor in Watch Out! Big Bro's Coming (Candlewick, 1998). Nevertheless, this warm, fuzzy father-son book is a fine addition to larger collections.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.