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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.
I always give a set of Little Bear books to a new baby in the family. They arrived in time for the baby shower. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Barbara Norton
Love this book. The illustrations and story are so sweet and capture the emotions of little bear so well. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marianna Sanchez
I really liked another book in the same series, so I purchased this book. This story is just weird. It's about how a kiss is supposed to get from grandma bear to Little Bear, but... Read morePublished 5 months ago by jenk
A wildly inappropriate book for kids, all about too much kissing.
Quick plot summary: The book starts with a bear drawing a picture for his grandmother, and all of the... Read more
Perfect condition....Little bear was one of my favorite books as a child. I love that my son will grow up knowing the same stories as I did.Published 7 months ago by Dominic's Momma