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Little Bear (An I Can Read Book) Hardcover – February 21, 1992
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These are stories that stay with you always.
The book itself is a great value. Cover art lies directly on a sturdy binding, and this volume contains the complete contents of three books: Little Bear, Little Bear's Friend and Little Bear's Visit. That's twelve stories, with charming illustrations by Maurice Sendak.
Lovely book, terrific value.
My children are eight and five, but they still enjoy sitting down occasionally and revisiting Little Bear. Throughout the books, Little Bear's mother is presented as the all-knowing, all-loving, kindly parent figure (you can imagine how much any parent secretly enjoys that!). The illustrations perfectly complement the calm, simple tone taken by Minarik in her tales. They present Little Bear as the typical kid: by turns curious, goofy, sad, frustrated, content, sleepy, joyful. We see the illogic involved in so many of the rites of passage of childhood without ever feeling that Little Bear is being made fun of. No, this is a protected, dear, secure universe concocted magically by Minarik and Sendak, and it's a pleasure to visit it every time you open the book.
I would recommend this book for ages 3 through 7. Children this age will easily identify with Little Bear's adventures and emotions. They will also enjoy the personification of the animals in the book. In addition, children longing for security will be reassured by the portrayal of Mother Bear's love for Little Bear. This book would be appropriate for parents to read to their young children for enjoyment. Older children who are learning to read will also enjoy the short, simple stories. The simple illustrations throughout the book complement the text perfectly by highlighting Little Bear's adventures. In addition, Maurice Sendak has done an amazing job of expressing the love between Little Bear and his mother with his endearing drawings.
A soothing alternative to ninjas and power rangers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book of short stories is darling and my 3 year old loves it. If your child likes Nick Jr.s version of Little Bear, these books are those same characters. Read morePublished 9 days ago by jburgess
Our 3YO is starting to be able to read simple words and he is very excited to try and read a book on his own These books are a little advanced for what we needed but they are nice... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jennifer Lally
I buy books for a Christmas Advent calendar for my grands. This was a perfect addition to their small pile and it was opened and read with glee. :)Published 26 days ago by Living in the desert
One of the best books ever published, a perfect collaboration of author and illustrator. It is worth looking for this and the sequels in an early hardbound edition that uses good... Read morePublished 1 month ago by LegalBeagle
This book by author and illustrator is slightly above their average book. The illustrations are like every other book but the writing has it's very special moments.Published 1 month ago by Persop
I am 7 years old. There are 4 little stories in Little BearI liked it because there were good pictures and the stories were funny. Also, Little Bear provided good lessons. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Valdez