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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.
This book was one of a group of Little Bear books that my son, now 47 years old, really enjoyed having read to him. Read morePublished 1 day ago by E. Klick
I was excited to find a Little Bear book that I hadn't seen before. It is cute. I am not sure why there are so many negative reviews. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Rebekah Markewich
This is a favorite in our house. Well, my favorite anyway, and when you have to read the same books over and over to your kids, that counts for something! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chermommy
A simple story easily enjoyed by very young children. It may inspire a child to make it's own story or so things for others.Published 5 months ago by Persop
I love all the Little Bear books but this one is the best!Published 5 months ago by Mary Weismantel