Care Bears: Lucky Day is so retro that it defines the meaning of retro. Why have I chosen to review this specific Care Bears book? Because it is the only one I own. I scouted it out at a Charity shop and paid a staggering 49p for a trip down memory lane.
As a toddler growing up in the ’80s, I definitely watched Care Bears on television but I didn’t have any Care Bears books. So now that I have my own daughter I get to relive my childhood through her – the possibilities are endless.
Care Bears: Lucky Day is a cute story about a teddybears’ picnic. The pictures are cartoonishly cute and the message is cute. In other words, not a genius work of children’s fiction but it is a Care Bears book and so can be forgiven for a bit of sentimentality. That said, Care Bears: Lucky Day will be perfect for a young child to practice reading on and the book’s message is also based on a fab idiomatic expression, which involves some fun explaining and lateral thinking. And my daughter digs it, which counts bucket loads.