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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 think this is my favorite Little Bear book! It's mostly about him and his Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Rosa Cline
I read these stories to a class of first graders on the last day of school. They could all relate to little bear's grandparents. I gave out teddy bears at the end.Published 3 months ago by Linda Whittock
My 2.5 year old son asks me several times a day to read this to him. He especially likes Grandfather Bear's story about the goblin whose shoes follow him when he's afraid. Read morePublished 3 months ago by GemOfAGirl
I read this book when I was growing up and now I am reading it with my son! It is truly timeless and I love reliving the special memories I have about this sweet book.Published 3 months ago by B. Osmonson
This reminds me of my childhood book, my mothers and for some their grandparents were read Little Bear, thoughtful both artistically and literature wise, perfect bonding material... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Celeste Hoffman
This was a gift for my nephew and he loves it. These Little Bear books are fantastic. We will get more.Published 9 months ago by Jennifer R. Mitchell
The perfect storybook for grandparents and grandchildren. Excellent for shared reading at an assisted living facility, intergenerational visit among a family of bears. Read morePublished 9 months ago by AimeeT
I purchased several book from this seller that were listed as new. Once I recieved the product it is very clear that it is not new. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Holly
I was looking for a childhood favorite story about an elf who gets so scared he jumps out of his shoes and pit, pat, pit, pat something follows him all the way home (it was his... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Penny Swann