The title describes the book well. The novel starts with the boy boarding a boat with a bear for a captain and that's the way things stay. The loveable but incompetent bear is charming and the illustrations are delightful. The completely absurd situation they are in makes it hard not to laugh even when things are looking grim.
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton
3rd - 5th grade
Tags: Adventure, Animals, Humor