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.
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 24 days ago by Persop
Another good Little Bear book. My kids enjoy the stories and the illustrations.Published 2 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 4 months ago by Lady de Winter
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 11 months ago by Susan M. Herbert
My son (Almost 3) loves these books! In fact they are his favorite! He was a huge fan of the show first but loves every one of these story's just the same. Read morePublished 22 months ago by loveAur12
This is a great book in a series of Little Bear Books - one that has been passed down through my children and now to grandchildren.Published 23 months ago by Maxine Jeglum
This book is perfect for the in between stage. When the child is ready for more than a few words on a page but not ready for small print chapter books. Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by Amers