Ruth Reviews – There’s a Bear on my Chair by Ross Collins

there's a bear on my chairPoor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and that chair just isn’t big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear but nothing works and poor Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what’s that? Is that a Mouse in Bear’s house?!


The blurb sums up the whole story, it’s a quirky and fun tale of a simple frustration I’m sure we can all relate to. It’s written in rhyming couplets which makes it really fun to read.


Yes they’re simple; mouse is frustrated and clever, Bear is blasé. But I like it. Simple and effective for the story.


The images are bold and cartoony, large and simple. The characters are brought to life by the artist and the reader can sympathise with them both. The text is large and easy to read. There are a few pages with no text and just images, and it’s easy to follow what is happening.


There’s no moral in the story, but mouse has to use his whit to overcome the problem that bear caused.

Value for money

Hardback £9.99

I would consider buying this as a gift for a young relative, it’s a fun read and something that would be read multiple times.

Age appropriateness

I would gage this book to be appropriate for ages 2 – 5 years

My Vote

I really enjoyed this book; it’s fun to read and something that people can relate to.

Four stars.