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by Peter Weck,Len DiSalvo,Thomas Weck

Free eBook The Labyrinth (Lima Bear Stories) download ISBN: 1933872047
Author: Peter Weck,Len DiSalvo,Thomas Weck
Publisher: Lima Bear Press, LLC (August 1, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 32
Category: Books for Children
Subcategory: Activities Crafts and Games
Size MP3: 1703 mb
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Rating: 4.6
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The Labyrinth is a picture book within the Lima Bear Stories series written by father-son team, Thomas Weck and Peter Weck. In this story, Mean Ol' Bean wants to be king so he attempts to trick Princess Belinda by luring her into a labyrinth with a magical garden in its center

The Labyrinth is a picture book within the Lima Bear Stories series written by father-son team, Thomas Weck and Peter Weck. In this story, Mean Ol' Bean wants to be king so he attempts to trick Princess Belinda by luring her into a labyrinth with a magical garden in its center. When he attempts to escape the labyrinth and strand the princess in the middle, his plan goes awry when L. Joe Bean, a loyal subject rescues both the princess and Mean Ol' Bean. I really enjoyed this wonderful little picture book and its fairy-tale style of story-telling.

Peter Weck is a board member of the Menlo Park Library Foundation, the . What welcome fun is this Lima Bear adventure tale from Thomas and Peter Weck.

Peter Weck is a board member of the Menlo Park Library Foundation, the CEO of StoryJumper, and the coauthor of the Lima Bear Stories series. He lives in Atherton, California. Len DiSalvo is an animator and illustrator for a wide range of print projects and award-winning computer games. The cast of wacky yet endearing critters is back, and here we have a fast moving children's story, some cleverly embedded "lessons for everyday living" and even a real monster.

The Labyrinth is a picture book within the Lima Bear Stories series written by father-son team, Thomas Weck and Peter Weck.

The Labyrinth (Lima Bear Stories): by Thomas Weck and Peter Weck, illustrated by Len DiSalvo (Gold award for Children’s Picture Book: Series). A&W got very, very excited earlier this month. For the past year or so, they have been HUGE fans of a series of books by Thomas Weck.

Thomas Weck is a national award-winning author and coauthor of the Lima Bear Stories series of children’s books. He lives in Atherton, California

Thomas Weck is a national award-winning author and coauthor of the Lima Bear Stories series of children’s books. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Peter Weck is a board member of the Menlo Park Library Foundation, the CEO of StoryJumper, and the coauthor of the Lima Bear Stories series. He teaches art illustration and animation at the Art Center Design College. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

In the series entitled The Lima Bear Stories, each has a distinct personality that shines through in every story. While the children have no idea what twists and turns the story may take, they come to know the characters and have a pretty good idea of how they are likely to act in different situations and settings. Each story carries an important overriding message (such as courage, tolerance, honesty), and we believe that knowing the characters creates a better understanding and appreciation of the message. The Labyrinth by Thomas Weck, Peter Weck, and Len DiSalvo.

Lima Bear Books, Wilmington. children's book publishing company. The Lima Bears are going to Paris! The Lima Bear Books will be sold, in English, in France. Our books have been chosen to help facilitate the 2004 French mandate that all children learn English! We are pleased to be a part of that effort.

Thomas and son Peter Weck have authored a number of books that both entertain and teach, illustrated by Len DiSalvo

Thomas and son Peter Weck have authored a number of books that both entertain and teach, illustrated by Len DiSalvo. Their latest is The Labyrinth,which deals with jealousy, common among the young and old. Written for those 4 to 8 years of age, it tells the story of Princess Belinda Bean who becomes queen when her father steps aside.

Each picture book in the Lima Bear Stories series delivers messages for children to help them handle everyday situations with siblings and friends, including tolerance, honesty, and courage. Basic characters, each with their own distinct personality, appear and reappear throughout the series, allowing children to get to know them and anticipate how they are likely to act in different situations. Extended learning and activity questions are included to allow parents and teachers to further encourage children to become involved in the concepts presented.

 

As princess Belinda Bean takes the throne as queen and ruler of Beandom, all are happy except for the duke, Mean Ol’ Bean, who wants to be king. He lures her into a magic labyrinth from which there is no escape—until L. Joe Bean, one of her subjects, discovers the plot and mounts a rescue attempt. The primary message presented in the story is: Always make room for forgiveness in your heart.

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sobolica
I bought the whole set of Lima Bear books for a friend's kid one year ago when he was a 2 year old boy (below the suggested age group of this book though). The mum told me a number of times how the kid loves the Lima bear stories. Obviously he has been enjoying these books all the way from 2 years old to now 3 years old. He even asked the mum to act with him based on the stories. So I ordered a second copy for my own child too.
Swift Summer
The Labyrinth is a picture book within the Lima Bear Stories series written by father-son team, Thomas Weck and Peter Weck. In this story, Mean Ol' Bean wants to be king so he attempts to trick Princess Belinda by luring her into a labyrinth with a magical garden in its center. When he attempts to escape the labyrinth and strand the princess in the middle, his plan goes awry when L. Joe Bean, a loyal subject rescues both the princess and Mean Ol' Bean.

I really enjoyed this wonderful little picture book and its fairy-tale style of story-telling. The story features a common theme with a villain trying to be the ruler of the land by disposing of his competition until a pint-sized bear emerges to save the day. The characters are well developed and depicted brilliantly through both the illustrations and the writing with Mean Ol' Bean as the villain, and L. Joe Bean as the hero. And, in this case, L. Joe Bean truly is a hero because he saves both the princess and the villain.

There are a few very clever things inserted in the book that adults will pick up on and get a chuckle out of including the play on words/letters with the character L. Joe Bean (perhaps a play on L. L. Bean the store?) and the cutting of an "L" into the chariot and shirt of Mean Ol' Bear (a nod to the mark of Zorro, perchance?) There are many fun and exciting scenes contained within the book that will definitely keep children's attention and have them cheering and jeering along with the story.

The book includes full-page illustrations that appear to be hand-drawn in colored pencil. They are very beautiful and detailed. The illustrator did an incredible job providing the contrast between the evil Mean Ol' Bear and the other characters. The book itself is very sturdy and is quite large (81/2" x 11"). This is a very high quality book physically. Worthy of a mention are the learning extensions included in the back of the book giving parents, teachers or librarians ideas for questions to ask before, during, and after reading the book, as well as a number of suggested activities to supplement the text. I thought this was very well done!

My Bottom Line:

This wonderful picture book uses a fairy-tale style to tell the story about evil Mean Ol' Bean who tries to trick Princess Belinda into getting lost in a labyrinth only to be outwitted by L. Joe Bean, a pint-sized hero. I recommend this book to parents, teachers and librarians who can read the story and use the learning extensions to further enhance the reading of this fun little story. Ages 4 to 8.
Nalmezar
The ever-inventive father-son team of Thomas and Peter Weck have given us an amusing confection of action in story and verse, enhanced by the enchanting illustrations of Len DiSalvo. Beandom's King Limalot Bear (Remember him from The Megasaurus?) has decided to retire from the throne and make way for his dear Princess Belinda Bean (Who calls him Dad). But, of course, there is a villain waiting in the wings - Mean ol' Bean. And this refrain is echoed as the bed-time pages are turned.

OH, MEAN OL' BEAN
HOW HE DID SCHEME.
TO BE RID OF THE QUEEN,
THAT WAS HIS DREAM.

His scheme is a crafty one indeed. It involves luring her into a labyrinth with the beguiling promise of a flowery bower at the center. Since this evil doer knows his fairy tales, he finds his way to the center of the labyrinth, while leaving a trail of flower petals to lead him back out. This nefarious plot is fully underway when who should arise to the rescue but our old friend, L. Joe Bean? Having already rescued Beandom from the clutches of Megasaurus, he now sets out in his bee-drawn chariot to foil Mean ol' Bean's nasty plot. The resourceful L. Joe seizes his opportunities well and emerges heroically.

This Weck offering will especially delight any young princesses in your extended family, and certainly any young princes as well. It is easily read in one sitting, and fans of L. Joe Bean will certainly want to return to it again and again.
Llbery
King Limalot Bear knew he was getting too old to continue to rule his kingdom. Since he had no son to whom to leave his Kingdom, he decided to make his daughter, Princess Belinda Bean, the new queen. She was lovely, wise, and well loved throughout the land.

Ah, it was a glorious day when Princess Belinda Bean sat on the Royal Throne for the first time, taking her rightful place as Queen Belinda Bean. Everyone in the Royal Kingdom was joyous - everyone, that is, except for one known as Mean ol' Bean.

Mean ol' Bean wanted to be the new King, so he set about to get rid of Queen Belinda Bean in any way he could. But, Queen Belinda Bean had a protector - the wisest man in Beandom, L. Joe Bean. But, he was quite small and looked very much like a pinto bean.

Mean ol' Bean needed to come up with a plan to get rid of Queen Belinda Bean. Since he knew of the new queen's love of flowers, he thought about the huge Labyrinth near the castle. He had heard people say there was a magic flower garden in its center. With so many twists and turns in the Labyrinth, even if someone found their way to the center, they would never find their way out. Thus, it became Mean ol' Bean's plan to find this magic garden and lead the new Queen there, trapping her forever!

***** FIVE STARS! How did Mean ol' Bean find his way to the center of the Labyrinth? Was he able to lure the queen there? How did a bee help wise little L. Joe Bean save the new queen (remember he was very small)? Was Mean ol' Bean trapped forever in the Labyrinth? Exactly what is a Labyrinth? Children will find the answers to all these questions, and more, as they read this highly entertaining book with its colorful and imaginative illustrations. They will also learn special lessons like tolerance, honesty, courage, and forgiveness.

In the extended learning and activities pages, children will learn problem solving in unique ways that are loads of fun.

This is very highly recommended reading for children of all ages. *****

Reviewed by Ruth Wilson of Huntress Reviews.