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Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear. Publication of this book, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, launched the I Can Read series. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in North Carolina.
In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.
He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.
My toddler is hooked on these books. The characters are great, because they also teach the names of animals. Read morePublished 9 months ago by KJAndrews
Little Bear books are both wonderful stories and illustrations.Among the best of the I can Read Books.The repetition is reassuring for an early reading. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Persop
Another good Little Bear book. My kids enjoy the stories and the illustrations.Published 14 months ago by Reader&Viewer
Our Children loved the stories and art of the "Little Bear" series and now our grandchildren are enjoying those. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lady de Winter
I really like the book, and I'm going to get the whole collection. AND I'm going to give a collection to my niece.Published 17 months ago by TDW
My grandson and I enjoyed reading these books together. As a teacher, my students loved these books. I was sorry I gave mine away to another teacher.Published 22 months ago by Susan M. Herbert
Book came used and all bent out of shape even a torn page but when we bought it the book was listed as newPublished 23 months ago by Holly