How hysterical this book is..a story of a bear who goes swimming with his pet fish until a fisherman tricks them into silly antics from fear Not sure if I would share with group in case there were some faint of heart present. This book tells the story of a bear an dhis best friend Beluga Everyday they go swimming and fishing in the lake but on this particular day, Otter warned them of the monster that lived in the deep Beluga does not listen to Otter s warning and decides to go swimming anyway while bear decided to stay on the safe side and sit this one out on I was drawn to this book by the cover I love books about bears and a bear wearing swimming trunks, floaties and a snorkel was to cute to pass up This book was originally written in German and translated in 2008 to English The story is about Professor Bumble who takes hi A funny story about a bear and his fish going swimming in the lake only to be warned away by Otter that there s monster But could it be Otter just has sour grapes because the ruined his fishing by wanting to swim Great, great illustrations A fun story, awesome pictures, but the plot is pretty straight forward The part that totally tickled my funny bone was the goldfish swimming In his goldfish bowl In the lake It made me laugh out load on every page. This is one of those annoying books that is difficult to read because the words and sentences are cumbersome, but at least the pictures are funny My 3 1 2 year old was attracted to this book because of the cover, but drifted away by page three Compelling it is not. Review to follow soon. I enjoyed reading this book to Alena I would really like to read books about Professor Bumble When I clicked on the author s name, I saw that Professor Bumble books have been written but they are not in English I hope are translated soon A Classic Tale Of Unlikely Friendship Featuring Two Lovable New Characters.Every Monday, Professor Bumble And His Fishy Friend Beluga Go Swimming At The Lake One Day, Otter Warns Them Of A Mysterious Creature Lurking In The Depths A Beast That Could Swallow A Bear In One Bite The Ever Cautious Professor Bumble Resigns Himself To The Safety Of The Shore, While Bold Beluga Decides To Brave The Water But When Beluga S Bowl Suddenly Tips And He Disappears Into The Lake, It Is Up To Professor Bumble To Save His Buddy And Face The Monster Of The Deep.This Charming Picture Book Features A Comic Friendship That Will Remind Readers Of Such Odd Couples As Winnie The Pooh And Piglet Or Frog And Toad, And Leave Them Wishing For Adventures With Bumble And Beluga.